Retirement is More Than Money
We all dream of one day retiring and riding off into the sunset, no longer bound by the hustle and stresses of our full-time careers and jobs. Entering retirement is a significant event that many fantasize about but minimize how significant the event it is. When considering retirement, people often only think about the financial aspects. There are many factors involved that you need to consider before retirement. Do you have enough money saved to maintain your current lifestyle? What about health insurance? What will you do with all this free time? How will you feel emotionally? When determining these factors, consider holistic retirement planning as a more comprehensive approach to your future.
Holistic Retirement Planning
Holistic retirement planning is like any other form of a holistic mindset. It focuses on looking at every aspect that makes up the big picture rather than focusing on one piece of the puzzle. When people plan for retirement, they think about having enough money. Yes, having enough money for retirement is essential for a retiree, but there are other important pieces such as the retiree’s emotional health. To say I never have to work again sounds excellent in theory, but many don’t realize that this is life-changing. Newly retirees can suffer from isolation after leaving the workforce. If a retiree didn’t make time to cultivate hobbies, there could be a sense of lost purpose. There is also more time to deal with neglected issues avoided during years of a busy work schedule. Studies show that depression in retirees increases by 40 percent compared to their working counterparts. When considering a holistic approach to retirement planning, take these steps to prepare for the overall wellness of your future.
Visit a Holistic Health Practitioner
Holistic health practitioners are healing professionals that focus on a complete healing solution and not just healing of the body. There is an emphasizes on total wellness that provides healing for the mind, emotions, the spirit, as well as the body. Holistic health is practiced in many different professions. There are doctors, therapists, chiropractors, counselors, and even financial advisors that specialize and take a holistic approach to the services they provide their clients. There may be different types of holistic health professionals, but they all have the same characteristics. They are continually seeking to improve the emotional health of themselves and others. These professionals can provide you with the holistic tools you need not only for retirement but to reach your life’s goals.
Become a Holistic Health Practitioner
Whether you’re retired or not, or merely thinking about a career change, consider becoming a holistic health practitioner. As a holistic health professional, you must embrace alternative healing, have a passion for helping others, and embark on a journey of personal development. To become a holistic health practitioner, you need educational training in alternative medicine as well as specialization in mental and emotional health, personal growth, and overall wellness. Holistic schools will ensure you are ready to provide healing and emotional wellness for the clients you will serve. As a holistic health practitioner, you can turn your passion for helping people into financial freedom.
Retirement should be a time of peace and happiness. Take the necessary steps now to ensure that you are just as concerned with your well-being as you are with your portfolio. If you want to learn more about holistic health or need more information about becoming a holistic health professional, connect with me.