Tips to destress about retirement

The “S” word is a very very bad word.

Yes, I’m talking about STRESS.

And for a lot of you, you may have spent the majority of your day today caring for everyone but yourself.

I know the other “S” word….self-care….can be a bit overused these days but honestly, caring for yourself and your needs is one of the best ways to manage stress, pre-retirement and during retirement.

If you’re getting close to retirement AKA living’ the dream, or you’re already there — you may be worrying about things like not having enough money, or losing relationships…so it’s time to take a deep breath and think of what you can do to ease these woes…

Take a bath, read a book, meditate, take a class at the gym, go out with friends…whatever floats your boat.

Other ways you can battle stress?

  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet

  • Get more sleep

  • Drink water

  • Start a gratefulness journal

  • Laugh

  • Enjoy a hobby or learn a new one

And seriously, lower your expectations for that “perfect’ retirement life and take one day at a time. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Right now, I want you to take a deep breath and write down one thing you’re grateful for and it’ll be your first step in self-care today.