Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
the Fear of Failing Health
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Getting older is a privilege that many
people do not get to experience, but that being said, it is not always plain
sailing as you move into retirement and beyond!
One of the things that many people worry
about most when they get older is their health and the fear of it failing so
that they are not able to do all the things they once did, at least not with as
This is undoubtedly a valid concern to have
as we do tend to get more infirm and suffer from more illnesses as we get older,
but one thing you do not want to do is to let it rule your life, especially when
you should be having fun and
enjoying your retirement! So, with that in mind,
letís take a look at what you can do right now to overcome the fear of sailing
health as the years creep up.
1. Take Good Care of You
The most obvious thing you can do to stop
worrying so much about how your health may fail you in the future, is to take
measures now to minimize the risks. Sure, even if you eat all of the right
things, exercise every day, and never smoke or drink to excess, there are no
guarantees about your health, but if you know you are doing all you can for your
wellbeing, you are much less likely to worry unnecessarily about your health,
2. Find Health Professionals
If you want to overcome your fears, then it
is a good idea to go about
finding the right hearing healthcare professional,
heart doctor, family physician, and so on, who can look after whatever issues
you have effectively, and reassure you that you are on the right track. Knowing
you have someone who is an expert on your side will make all the difference.
3. Stay Social
It has long been known that staying
socially active is not just fun; itís healthy. Regular interactions with
friends, family, or even your grumpy neighbor can keep stress at bay and boost
your mood more than you might imagine possible. So, be sure to join clubs,
volunteer, or start a book club. It's like social exercise for your brain.
4. Regular Checks
Itís important to have
annual health screens for a range of issues from heart disease to hearing loss as you get
older, and doing so is a good way to put your mind at rest.
5. Embrace Your Age
Youíve earned every wrinkle and grey hair.
These are not just signs of aging; they are badges of honor, symbols of a life
well-lived. Embrace your age with pride. Remember, aging is a privilege denied
to many, and it is not something you should be living with any fear of at all.
As you can see, there are lots of things
you can do to mitigate poor health, and the fear of it, as you get older, so
donít let your worries bring you down and ruin your retirement!
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person Ė the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesnít
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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