We are big fans of this blog by LovedBeingRetired and especially his post this morning about finding the beauty in down time. When our clients complete the Fit-to-Retire assessment and pre-retirement checklist, they work with FTR advisors to create a 100-Day Playbook for the first three months or so of retirement. The playbook suggests custom-selected activities like travel, charitable work and language learning that they may engage in to fill their time and fulfill their life. It’s a game plan to get started, and to ensure sure some of their hours are busy each day. But, the rest is up to them. Retirement is a grand experiment. And, the challenge, especially for those Type A folks (we won’t mention any names), is to be ready (enthusiastic AND prepared) for whatever is to come…even the down time. That’s why the exercise of Fit-to-Retire is so valuable. By working through the process – honestly answering the assessment questions, dutifully completing the checklist – our clients are more prepared to welcome whatever comes in their transition – including those occasional afternoon naps and daydreams.
Published September 17, 2014 by Cathy Hamilton