Now that we are more adept at maneuvering, more of us are working and making a good buck. We feel confident that we can maintain our employability. To ensure that, here are some must-make resolutions for 2014.
Never Complain. Grousing is associated with old. Even if it's a long wait in the medical doctor's office, don't get caught bitching. Instead, do something along the lines of reform. Decide to find a healthcare provider who treats clients with more respect. That's what I did. I have a much better doctor and I feel a sense of effectiveness about how I manage my affairs.
Be Totally Optimistic. Sure, crap happens. But there's nothing to gain by focusing on its downside. Point out how the whatever can be leveraged for some good. For example, if the nation is horrified about corruption in Washington D.C., note how this is the way tipping points are reached and reform happens. Allude to the American Founding Fathers.
Learn To Say No. If we want to continue to work, we have to cut out stuff. After all, our energy level is lower. We have to get into the habit of saying "no." That might include visiting a former neighbor in a nursing home. The new game is about keeping ourselves rolling.
Avoid Isolation. Being separated from social life leaves us alone with our thoughts. That's usually a dangerous place to be. It is better to schlep to the movie theatre than watch videos alone at home. It is better to go to the Buddhist centre to meditate that remain on our own couch in a lotus position. It is better to attend a lecture on personal finance than simply reading the literature at home.
A prosperous 2014 to all of us over-50.