Retirement Yenta is a die-hard New Yorker. One thing that makes your dear Yenta think of her beloved city more than anything is her 212 area code. With that in mind, dear Readers, Retirement Yenta decided tip number 212 would be directed to all the New Yorkers (and all you workaholics) out there. There’s a saying…if you can make it in NYC, you can make it anywhere. There’s truth to that. BUT, in order to make it here one has to constantly stay on top of their game and one has to constantly work. If you are a business person (or artist) in NYC, you have to be on 24/7 (more like 25/8…if we could just have that extra hour every day and an extra day every week)! Well, dear Workaholics, we never know when the ultimate Retirement in the Sky will descend upon us. So, Retirement Yenta is recommending that you start enjoying your life. Maybe a little at a time. If your work is the thing that gets you “juiced,” then “have at it”…but, if you work to work, and have little time for the things that DO get you “juiced,” then, your dearly-beloved Retirement Yenta wants you to gather your thoughts and consider starting her Retirement Levels Plan. Begin at Level 1. Work 4 days a week, using the remaining three days to eat bon-bons, or fish, or better yet, raise money for your favorite charity. If these three ideas are not for you, put your thinking cap on and figure out what you will enjoy most. Once you have adjusted to Level 1, consider Level 2. This level is flexible, you can have another day off or fewer hours the 4 days you are working. In this little Yenta’s Retirement Levels Plan, there are 10 levels…each with less work and more fun involved as the levels get higher. It’s like Angry Birds, but funner…yes, she said funner.
Retirement Yenta says: When retired, don’t sit down and wait to die. Do something that gets your batteries charged. Keep yourself engaged–your mind and body will appreciate it…but only do things you enjoy doing!