EP 27: 7 Habits For A Happy Retirement

Liz Whitteberry |

Retirement planning often focuses on numbers, and while this is crucial, it's just one part of the equation. A fulfilling retirement is also about having something to retire to - a clear sense of purpose, a social circle, and activities that bring joy and fulfillment. Taking a look at a Kiplinger article, Liz and Marc discuss seven habits for a happy retirement in this episode.

Tune in as we discuss staying healthy, maintaining optimism, practicing mindful gratitude, and the joy of having furry friends to keep you company. Discover how these habits can lead to a more fulfilling and joyful retirement. If you're looking to create a retirement that goes beyond the numbers, this one is for you!

Here are some highlights from today’s episode:

  • Physical health is crucial for enjoying retirement to the fullest. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can reduce the risk of health conditions, allowing you to fully engage in activities you love.
  • Be intentional about building new social connections. Join clubs, attend events, or volunteer to create meaningful relationships.
  • Identify activities that bring you joy and purpose in retirement. Whether it's continuing to work, volunteering, or pursuing hobbies, having a sense of purpose enhances life satisfaction.
  • Never Stop Learning: Exercising your mind is vital to maintaining cognitive health. Engage in activities that challenge your brain!

"What good is money for retirement if you can't enjoy it? To be as healthy as possible, especially to be able to walk and hike, if you're gonna go someplace, to be able to participate in all the activities... whatever it is that you want to do in retirement."