Don't be embarrassed if you're struggling with retirement

Not everyone finds the transition into retirement easy. The adaptation to a different pace of life can be quite a shock. You wonder what are you supposed to do with all of this time - there are so many hours between waking and going to bed! As a result your self-confidence and sense of self-worth take a beating.

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Sleep well and love life in retirement!

What if someone told you that improving the quality of your sleep would positively influence your experience of retirement? That the quality of your sleep impacts how you step into each day and respond to the opportunities and challenges that are presented to you?

The value of sleep is unfortunately often overlooked as we struggle to fit more and more into our already busy days. In recognition of this I share the advice of wellbeing coach and change specialist Bev Roberts, of Living Fabulously with Bev, who approaches wellbeing holistically and emphasises the importance of sleep, an approach which is strongly supported by research.

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Retirement Questions for the New Year

If you are retired or have spoken with friends who have retired, you quickly learn that there is more to retirement planning than just your superannuation balance. Without a doubt good, robust financial planning is critical to positioning yourself for greatest flexibility in deciding how and when you will retire, but the health and wellbeing elements are just as vital.

So why not take a few moments at the beginning of the year (now!) to focus on what will be important to you and what you’d like to change or improve in the coming year. From a wellbeing perspective, what will enable you to look back in twelve months and confidently say you enjoyed a year that was fulfilling and meaningful to you?

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