There are a lot of ‘checklists’ published on retirement, but I thought this one was worth a read: The Atlantic espouses ‘7 Things That Lead To Happiness in Old Age’. The advice is pretty straightforward. Nothing a kindergartener wouldn’t understand.
Don’t smoke, don’t drink, maintain a healthy weight, exercise frequently, manage your stress, keep learning, and cultivate positive relationships.
It’s amazing we have to be reminded to do these things, but many people fall short on one or two and problems start to snowball as in retirement.
Here’s a couple I would add to make it an even 10 …
⁃ Don’t trust politicians or the evening news
⁃ Get enough sleep each night
⁃ Set some goals to improve yourself
⁃ Find a purpose in life / someone to help
What else might you add to the list?
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