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Old 10-13-2020, 08:04 PM   #41
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Yeah Baby!! Good job!

Enjoy every breath.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:40 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by steady saver View Post
Woo hoo!!!

...It feels SO good. The gift of time is priceless...

I think we're going to love this new life...
Congratulations! I'm very happy for you. Enjoy the beginning of extra time.

If you are up to it, volunteer a little to help a cause that you are passionate about or just to help.

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Old 10-14-2020, 10:28 AM   #43
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#1 See your doctor and ask this question:

What can I do to extend my life expectancy? Follow your doctor's recommendations to the letter. Normally diet and exercise and maintaining a health BMI. Your doctor may give you a handout on how much exercise and what to eat and what to avoid. However, a lot of people ignore these recommendations. If you are overweight then set up goals. If you are not, then maintain your weight and eat a healthy diet.

#2: Next time you see your dentist, then ask this question:

What can I do to prevent gum disease? I did...and she recommend brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush for 4 minutes! Most people stop after one minute of brushing so she suggested listening to music since a typical song last about 2 minutes 30 seconds. If you stop before the song ends, then you may have gum disease in the future.

#3: Have lunch with your co-workers and family and friends.

Your job was a source of stimulation and depression. The depression part is now gone but you should look for new ways of stimulation such as travel, hobbies, volunteer work, teaching, tutoring, reaching out to your neighbors since you have more time, more family time, etc In other words, use your brain. Use it or lose it! Focus on making new friends in retirement.

Good luck!
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:53 AM   #44
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This is interesting. DH is retiring in the next few weeks. We were both planning to retire, but due to uncertainty I am going to keep working. We can live off my salary easily, and I am enjoying my job right now. DH is planning to take on more housework and also to ride his bike more. It does seem like we won’t see a big difference in our schedule until I retire as well. Maybe after he retires I will stop enjoying my job so much -ha!
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:15 PM   #45
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Congratulations! I think you'll find it gets better over time.

I "rehired" (left the long-hours corporate job and started doing handyman work...phasing down from 32 hours/week in 2013 to 4-8 hours/week now mainly for beer and sports car money lol) 8 years ago at age 51 and each time I reduce the hours I spend on w*rk it feels better.

I continue the handyman stuff because I enjoy it, and I can pick and choose my jobs easily now.
"Live every day as if it were your last, and one day you'll be right" - unknown
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