As much free time as I had, I never camped out in front of the tube. [Though the strewn popcorn is oddly reminiscent of other recliner-sessions…]
In fact, I ended up deleting more unseen sports and cooking shows than those I actually watched.
This isn’t a pat on the back. It was just a pleasant surprise.
Just a reminder: These stepping stones summarize my experience. There may or may not be lessons here for you, but I am thinking some of my experiences may approximate some of what you experience during your retirement years.
Some of today’s words—I’m doing my James/Claudia Altucher daily ‘idea machine’ list on crusades— life changing, I might add— I’d like to see launched.
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.
Remember: Every day is a ‘snow day’.
Thanks to: https://twitter.com/WallingfordSign and my friend MC for steering me toward these folks.
And sticking with my ‘try new’, I’m now following these folks on Twitter. Remember: ‘new’ doesn’t have to mean life-changing.
Describe an ideal day of your next chapter.
Enrich your vision with details!