Refired Not Retired Day To Live Life To The Fullest

Updated 6 March 2022, 12pm

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has recently read about how to celebrating Refired, Not Retired Day, 1st March annually, it’s as simple as reevaluating any of your ideas (If yet to have, can start exploring now ๐Ÿ˜ƒ) of what it means to you to be retired. What have you got planned for the years after you retire or even retire earlyโ“โ‰๏ธ

Refired Not Retired Day is dedicated to all those people who have retired already OR about to get retired. During retirement period of life, live your life to the fullest, yes, just enjoy your life & make the most of these retirement years by doing things that you always wanted to do, as you finally got time to do all the things that you love to do. Read more via ๐ŸŒ https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/refired-not-retired-day/

Hmm…SiennyLovesDrawing actually wishes to retire early, yes โœ…, since she has graduated & starting to work ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป, this is a life goal ๐ŸŽฏ that she is working on. It means good financial habits count, be discipline in your budget set, not wasting money unnecessarily etc. Some of her tips are reduce eating out, no unnecessarily phone upgrades, unnecessarily clothing & apparel shopping, not to opt for extended warranties & not to fall into emotional impulse shopping etc.

โ€œPlanning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.โ€ ~ By Catherine Pulsifer

Apart from the major concern ie. Enough financial to support early retirement, the rule of thumb widely recognised is only withdraw 4% from retirement savings each year

Personally to her, enough meant differently by each retirees, if you can be living on a lower budget that you’re comfortably adapting to, without any luxury elements, then your “enough” for early retirement surely more achievable, as compared to those that wish to enjoy a more luxury comfortable retirement life. So, a honest & reality self reflect is required to consider your retirement lifestyle, current or long term healthcare needs, living downsizing etc. ya ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The important factor that drives her to achieving early retirement is what she is gonna do to fill her time after retire. Once retired, it means literally you have extra hours of 9 to 5 on your own, no need answering to many bosses, hurrayโ€ผ๏ธ She knows herself well that she needs to keep her time occupied, she just can’t be doing nothing for a long time, she just can’t, lol ๐Ÿ˜†

Frankly, initially when she wishes to retire early, so she can backpacking around the world ๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒŽ, however with the global health pandemic now, she needs to pen down what she is gonna do instead before her long backpacking journey then

Let’s start to craft out an actual plan for your post-retirement years OR plan a fun bucket list that you can happily tick off after each exciting completion during your retirement

It’s just a new ๐Ÿ†• beginning after your retirement, enjoy new ๐Ÿ†• life for your own self. It’s a 2nd chance for all retirees to live life to its fullest to stay happy vital

In this sharing, SiennyLivesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing some pointers/ ideas of what to do to fill your time during retirement. It’s important to plan well to enjoy the max benefits of an early retirement ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

What’s your answers to these questionsโ“โ‰๏ธ

  • When you were a child, what did you love most? Isnโ€™t it now the time that each of us remembered the simple joy of being a child?
  • Anything you wished you would have done? Not done?
  • Who matters to you?
  • If money were not a problem, what would you be doing now?
  • If tomorrow is your last day in life, will you have any regrets?

Healthy Living

Practicing healthy eats, do more home cooking or baking as you wish to enjoy your daily meals

Home cooking ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ by enjoying the joys of trying different wellness recipes, mixing healthy ingredients that you like, creating healthy dishes that you would love to taste etc. SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via ๐ŸŒ https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Stay active, keeping brain cells remain working active eg. Crosswords, chessโ™Ÿ๏ธ, jigsaw puzzles ๐Ÿงฉ, board games etc.

Hobbies/ Passions

Travelling ~ SiennyLovesDrawing would like to backpacking ๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒŽ & travel around with rails ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿšž, how about youโ“โ‰๏ธ

Even simply planning โœ๐Ÿปโœˆ๏ธa trip now can boost happiness levels because you’re anticipating the good times to come โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒŽ

For those with love for cooking & baking, sure indulge with kitchen experiment time for new ๐Ÿ†• recipes ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ SiennyLovesDrawing ‘s favourite food & ingredients online shopping platform recently via ๐ŸŒ https://bit.ly/3GkTgFl with agent code “Sienny” , anyone can cook now with lots of ready to eat, ready to cook food items in the market now ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Happy air frying ready to eat food item TikTok clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSeKCdSKF/

Doodling art ๐ŸŽจโœ๐Ÿป

Reading ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š ~ Google Phyllis May’s publications & pick 1 to read ๐Ÿ“–, she is the creator of this Refired, Not Retired Day ๐Ÿ˜€

Work out to enjoy a good sweat ๐Ÿ˜… whether being indoor yoga, gyms ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ or outdoor activities ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿง—etc.

Learning

Lifelong learning is the key to maintaining cognitive function. When you’ve tune to deep dive into learning new ๐Ÿ†• skills, it will keeping your brain flexible & in its tip top shape for longer

So, sign up for a new ๐Ÿ†• language, knitting, art classes, crafting, cooking, baking etc.

Grow a garden ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿก

If you’re a green fingers, start now or continue to grow your garden so can harvest & enjoy tasting your own harvest. If got extra harvesting, sell them online or gifting to neighborhood too ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅฌ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ…

More time with loved ones

You will have more time to dedicate in building relationships with people who matter to you eg. Parents, kids, relatives, friends, loved ones

Yes, it can be the time for intergenerational bonding moments by baby sitting grand kids with educational activities, educational trips etc.

Low impact living

Planning your adaptable downsizing life, being financially ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ณ smart, spending wisely, being environmental care eg. Downsize house, change to daily commute with public transportation etc. ๐Ÿš‰๐Ÿšˆ๐ŸšŒ

Side hustle

You may consider whether to start up own business, get a part time job, on freelancing, diversify investment etc.

For considering freelancing or part time job, do check out this IG profile to be aware of the current salary across various industries in the market via ๐ŸŒ https://instagram.com/malaysianpaygap

For considering ๐Ÿ†• business adventure during retirement, do check this IG profile for some ideas & insights sharing from existing entrepreneurs, good learning from other experiences via ๐ŸŒ https://instagram.com/malaysianbusinessinsights

Volunteering

You may even contribute back to the needed communities by volunteering with what you’re expertise with or with your free time now ๐Ÿ˜

Step out of your comfort zone

Do something that you have never done before eg. Sky dive, road less traveled, hiking, get that bachelor degree or PhD you’ve always wanted

Write a book or blog, even you know well that youโ€™re the only one who reads your book/ blog. NOW is the time to write that book you always wanted to, set up & manage a blog, write articles to be published in magazines or elsewhere, poems or your memoirs etc.

Expand social connection

It’s important to maintain healthy social networking after retirement with communities that share the same life purposes. This can eliminating any depression or mental health with post retirement ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿป

Join some meet up groups/ communities that are geared to certain interests or populations. Also participating events that interest you, meet new ๐Ÿ†• friends etc.

So, let’s think about how you like to spend your years of retirementโ“โ‰๏ธ How & why do you wish to retire earlyโ“โ‰๏ธ Welcome to share your thoughts at comment section, let’s have a discussion to learn from each other

Some of the stories by some retirees for your reading pleasure

๐ŸŒ https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2020/second-act-careers.html

๐ŸŒ https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/30/42-year-old-retiree-lost-600000-coronavirus-second-guessing-early-retirement.html

๐ŸŒ https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/01/why-early-retirement-is-one-of-the-worst-money-mistakes-youll-regret-says-harvard-economist.html

๐ŸŒ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3061466/

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24 thoughts on “Refired Not Retired Day To Live Life To The Fullest

  1. Oh yes, this is the life that I want to have after pencen bah! I am moving toward downsizing my financial expenses now, time to be financially smart managing it now. Only then, we can have a better life without burden kan!

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    1. It’s possible as long as we are honest and frank in our planning towards the living and lifestyle we can adapt for early retirement ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  2. Yeah! So true… it is good to leave the job that doesn’t take you to your dreams (especially if the boss treats you like an object). Self-love and mental health are very important. All the best to you.

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