The New Face of Retirement

Retirement Revamped

The world is seeing a fresh face on retirement. What retirement? Exactly. Many people between the ages of 55-70 are now reconnecting with themselves on a deeper level, more so than ever. Many are finding that retiring is just not in the plans. A combination of social, political and economic changes combined with a new found lust for life has many baby boomers saying, “What’s next?” with an enthusiastic twist. There is a trend in society that showcases an evolved class of people. What was once a life long dream, to retire and enjoy life is now an outdated structure. So what is the change?

Socializing has become a priority

The New Face of Retirement
Many people are recognizing at a younger age that the old mentality of working hard your entire life to play at the end seems backwards. Why hustle and hate life when you can enjoy it throughout? This switch of mind patterns has created a massive shift in the way people approach their work. Now people work hard while they are at work, but they play hard as well. Today people make the most out of their weekends shoving in camping trips, day trips, family time and social outings. People also do more throughout the week. After work, socializing with friends and family is a poplar trend. People are more inclined to take vacations and take them often.

They take more vacations

The average American gets 2-3 weeks of annual vacation time as compared to European countries expanding to 4-6 weeks a year. Depending on where you live, taking time to play is a reserved right of passage into the work force. Bosses are now recognizing the impact quality time off can have on their employees. People leave work, and come back rejuvenated, reconnected and relaxed. This makes for a more productive and enjoyable life. The old mentality of traveling and tasking vacation when you retire is now a thing of the past. People enjoy loving life fully each day verses the mentality of saving it all until the end of our life.

People live longer now

A big contributing factor to people retiring later or not even retiring is because people are living longer. With the advances of science, health and technology it has allowed our quality of life to improve. It is not uncommon for people to live 95-105 years now. Naturally if life times grow longer, then peoples expectations of what to accomplish in life grows as well. People are realizing they are passionate and excited about life. Many retires are starting their own business, going back to school, learning new skills and taking up new hobbies. This helps people enjoy life more. When they finish corporate or retire from one job, they simple ask what’s next? What do I want to do with my life? With the time money and energy, the sky is the limit making retiring a fun option for all people.

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