Understanding the Life of Baby Boomers
Retirement for the baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, is near. Not travelling more is among the regrets in life, for those in this age bracket. To most of them, travelling was a challenge due to work responsibilities and to others, buying cars and houses was more important. Many baby boomers did not also begin saving on time and some did not also save properly since they did not know how much they would need after retirement. Some also wish they worked more, for satisfaction and not for the money. Most are likely to get back to the workforce as consultants, since baby boomers are passionate about their jobs and they enjoy serving people. Work also keeps them physically fit, mentally sharp and they find a sense of purpose.
Hopefully, this can offer some consolation, a life without regrets is a life not lived. After retirement, baby boomers will begin another life, they enter another phase and since they have been cautious about their health, baby boomers are expected to live longer than previous generations. It is a great opportunity to do all the things they regret not doing, since they do not have to worry about buying houses and cars, and they do not work anymore, they can travel more.
Baby boomers do not have to worry over depleting their retirement money; they do not have to worry about their savings. Worry only depletes the chances of having a happy life. It is time to spend money on fun, since they have spent most of their lives taking care of bills, educating their children and investing. As a baby boomer, do not be afraid to use your retirement money on activities that make you happy, this is the time to treat yourself. Retirement can be lonely, especially if you are estranged from your family. Therefore, since their company provides enjoyment in retirement, it is a time to re-evaluate your relationship. Relocating is also a viable option since you can engage new activities, make new friends and visit new places.
For you to be happy in retirement, you have to be healthy. Retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health are more satisfied Retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health. In terms of contentment, a good health status surpasses leisure spending and good relationships. Eat healthy, sleep well, play often and exercise; your retirement will be just fine. Retirement is a period to discover the passions baby boomers had when they were young but could not pursue them due to work and other responsibilities. This the time to take music, painting, instrument playing or even dancing classes. A parting shot for the baby boomers and some words of wisdom, ‘do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.’