Our thoughts about the future go far towards creating it, our minds and hearts are like the filaments that connect today to tomorrow, they are conduits for either the status quo or the emergence of different, hopefully more loving possibilities. How we think and how we behave determine where we are going. Marianne Wiliamson
A great deffinition of insanity is to continue repeating the same action and expect a different result. The only way to be sure of changing the result is to try something different!
So, if what you are doing now isn’t getting you what you want – then try something different. If you are reluctant to change what you’re doing, then get curious about the ‘benefits’ of staying put. People often feel safer sticking with what they know – no matter how bad it may be – than venturing into the unknown.
Learning new skills is also a great way to keep your mind active, keep yourself fit, spend time with friends – all great for staying Age Wise.
Retirement is an ideal time to take up something new, new hobbies, learn new skills, fulfil ambitions, take up a new sport. Start a new business venture. What do you have in mind?
Success in Aging TV, Di Patterson – listen to people talking about the new pursuits they have taken up in retirement.
Study: take a university course.
Universities of the third (Age U3A, www.u3a.org.uk). U3A: theThird Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.
Workers Education Association (WEA http://www.wea.org.uk/).
Make a difference: get involved with a charity. Volunteer.
Join a group such as Sorpotimists.
Walking and walking holidays e.g. Ramblers.