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An In-depth Look at Baby Boomers Life

Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, will soon retire. For those in this age bracket, not travelling more is among their regrets in life. To most of them, travelling was a challenge due to work responsibilities and to others, buying cars and houses was more important. Some did not save properly since they did not know how much they would need after retirement and many baby boomers did not also begin saving on time. Some also wish they worked more, and not for the money but for satisfaction. Most are likely to get back to the workforce as consultants, since baby boomers are passionate about their jobs and they enjoy serving people. Other than finding a sense of purpose, work keep them physically fit, and mentally sharp as they have a good reflection on life.

However, a life without regrets is a life not lived; hopefully, this can offer some consolation. After retirement, baby boomers will enter another phase, they will begin another life and since they have been cautious about their health, baby boomers are expected to live longer than previous generations. They can travel more since they do not have to worry about buying houses and cars, and they do not work anymore; it is a great opportunity to do all the things they regret not doing.

Baby boomers do not have to worry over depleting their retirement money; they do not have to worry about their savings. Worrying only reduces the chances of being happy. Fun should now be in the budget since they have spent most of their lives taking care of bills, educating their children and investing. It is time for baby boomers to treat themselves, do not be afraid to use your retirement money on activities that make you happy. If you are estranged from your family, retirement can be lonely. Hence, it is a time to re-evaluate your relationship with family and friends; their company provides enjoyment in retirement. Relocating could also do you some good since you can engage new activities, make new friends and visit new places.

Health guarantees happiness in retirement. As compared to those who are in poor or fair health, retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health find more satisfaction in their retirement. In terms of contentment, a good health status surpasses leisure spending and good relationships. For a smooth retirement, eat healthy, sleep well, play often and exercise. 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. If it is music, painting, playing instruments or even dancing, this is the time to take those classes. A quote for the baby boomers, ‘do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.’