Right after ringing in the New Year, it’s not uncommon to see and hear a lot of content about setting New Year’s resolutions. Messages like, “New Year, New You,” or “How To Have The Happiest Year Ever,” make big promises and usually yield little results.
Most people look forward to their retirement; in the months and years leading up to signing retirement papers, their dreams are filled with thoughts of travel, leisure activities, lunch with friends, time with family and the ability to pursue new hobbies. But the reality of retirement for many people falls short of their dreams. Whether due to financial restrictions, or the lack of routine, or other unforeseen circumstances, figuring out what to do in retirement isn’t always as easy as it seems.
The holidays are always such a frenetic time of year. There’s a flurry of activity--from holiday shopping, to family dinners, to holiday parties, there are many ways to stay distracted through Christmas time. But once the chaos of the holidays die down, life can get really quiet and sometimes even feel lonely.
The holidays--that span of the calendar between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day--are such a chaotic time, filled with the emotional and financial stress that comes along with spending an extended period of time with family and holiday shopping. It can be easy to become consumed with anxiety and stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Innovation and technological progress can be scary at times, but more often than not they can both enhance our lives. Although there has always been innovation throughout history, the majority of modern technology was introduced in the early 20th century. The invention of cars changed the way people traveled from place to place, the introduction of the telephone changed the way people communicated and the launch of commercial radio changed the way people received news and entertainment.