Many of us try to put our retirement years and beyond at the back of our minds because we feel that it is a long way off and so there is no need to worry about it at this very moment. The thing about time however is that it does creep up on us and before you know it, you have reached retirement age and now you are not prepared for what lies ahead. Many people think about the many things that they will want to do because of all of the free time that they have and others dream about playing golf all day every day. If you haven’t done it already then it may be time to make a list of things that you want to do before you have to depart this wonderful world.
One of the most important things, however, is that you do hold onto your independence because the last thing that many of us want is to have to turn to family members to help us. The ball is in your court when it comes to keeping yourself healthy and active and you can always take advantage of essential NDIS supported independent living. This means that you get to stay in your property but you also get to take advantage of all of the assistance that is out there from qualified professionals.
In order to be able to keep your independence and to keep yourself healthy at the same time the following are just some top tips that you may find useful.
- Get sufficient sleep – Sleep is so incredibly important when we are young and even more so as we get older. You need to try to make sure that you get at least one hour of deep sleep every single night to allow your body to rejuvenate and to repair itself. If you have lots of plans for the next day like spending time with friends and family then you’re going to need all of the energy that you can muster up and so getting a good night’s sleep helps with this.
- Always keep yourself active – Just because you are in your retirement years, it doesn’t mean that you should stop doing regular exercise every single day. Clearly, you need to cut back a little and so try to squeeze in 30 minutes of intense of exercise every single day for better health outcomes. If you’re finding it difficult to motivate yourself then reach out to a local group that is in your age demographic and that likes to exercise together most days.
The important thing is to keep yourself active at all times and so now is the time to start reaching out to people in your local community who have similar likes and dislikes. It provides you with the perfect time to make new friends so that you have somewhere to go on the weekends and in the evenings. You don’t have to lose your independence as you age.