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aspects of retirement
People are living longer and staying younger. Retirement may be the longest period of your life. What will you do with your longevity bonus?
Retirees sometimes lose their way and experience a loss of purpose and meaning; they feel rudderless. A 2013 study by the London Institute of Economic Affairs reported a 40% increase in the incidence of clinical depression among retirees. Coaching can help you to stay on track for a fulfilling retirement, or it can help you find your way back to purpose and meaning in retirement.
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Retirement is a time of enormous, often unanticipated, change. The purpose, status, structure and socialisation opportunities you derived from work disappear. Who will you be in retirement? Live long and lose your way, or live long and curiously?
Reading, seeing and hearing about other people’s experiences of retirement is only a small part of a much more important story.
As retirement coaches we ask tailored questions to help you self-discover, and own, your retirement success story.
Here's an item on one way to success:
The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation offers a free on-line training course on how to create your best retirement:
We recommend such coaching at any time from 45 onwards. This is a rule of thumb based on an average retirement age in Australia of nearly 63 for recent retirees.
An early start will give you plenty of time to prepare for the changes that retirement will bring.
After you retire you may like to review your situation at 1 to 5 year intervals.
Getting people to think about their future selves can be like getting them to think about a stranger.
Yet many people get the need to prepare financially for retirement. And the need for retirement coaching and a complementary way ahead for the non-financial aspects of retirement is just as important, if not more so.
45+ can be a good time to start thinking about, preparing for, and imagining what could be the longest part of your life. Just like financial planning, the farther out you start the greater will be your dividend and the fewer the surprises.
One to three hours of retirement coaching every 5 years will work for most people.
How ever far or near you are to retirement, whether years, months, weeks or days, or if you’re already retired, retirement coaching can help you to help yourself to better harvest or manage the rewards and quality of your retirement.
Next Steps Retirement Coaching
PO Box 6028, Kingston ACT 2604
ABN 81 623 469 349