Fellow retirees, I wanted to share this excerpt from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits.
My favorite points from:
How to Be Thankful For Your Life by Changing Just One Word
- “You transition from seeing these behaviors as burdens and turn them into opportunities.”
- “We can find evidence for whatever mind-set we choose.”
- “So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward.”
Over the last year, I would say I’ve followed through on this daily habit about 330 out of 365 opportunities.**
Even if it’s the only thing I accomplish within that 24 hours, these ten clicks [I follow the ‘Greater Good’ menu at the top of the page.] have helped someone and given me a gentle wake-up call to the needs of others, including animals.
**For me, 90% constitutes a habit.
Where can I find inspiration in my daily retired life?
Here is a little help:
I just ran across this Seven Ways to Cultivate Inspiration item in my inbox.
My favorites, at this point:
Given enough time to ruminate on paper or a screen, it never fails that some intriguing, interesting, or inciteful [and often, insightful] notion pops up.
#5: Surround yourself with the right people
In-person is better, but those ‘right people’ might well be online connections.
#6: Spend time in nature.
The change in environment usually pays off.
A sense of gratitude often sinks in.
And if you’re mindful enough, you may well see something you haven’t seen before.