Planning your retirement? Take a vacation!

Wondering how you’ll fare in retirement, when you finally have time to pursue everything and anything that catches your fancy? Sounds a lot like a holiday, right? Well, it is and it isn’t. The reality of retirement isn’t all beach blankets and margaritas. So, it makes sense to follow this article’s advice and take a real vacation every year (the author suggests two weeks) to see how easily you can let go of the trappings of work (phone calls, emails, etc.) and concentrate on what you love to do. It’s less about the destination and more about that place in your head that reminds you: There’s more to you than what you “do.”

Some retirees decide to skip vacations as they approach the finish line – to save money, bank personal¬† days or go out in a blaze of glory. Not the best plan. Everybody needs time to unwind, no matter what career stage they’re in. Because if you don’t learn to do it now, it will be much more difficult later.

File this one under “practice makes perfect.”

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