Beer and Peanuts has a saying, “Skip the Dip”.
Retirement is exciting right?! You have been working your entire life for that moment when you can take your picture frames off of your desk and hang them up at home for good. Just imagine, it only gets better after that! After you spend the first few days sleeping in and catching up on all of that relaxing you’ve been meaning to do, you have ‘said projects’ to accomplish. The picture books that have been sitting empty with the unorganized stack of pictures next to them, the vacation you have been putting off and the golf game you have just been looking forward to perfecting. The first few years are expected to be busy and filled with joy. The real question is: “What will you do after that?”
The “Dip” is a measured decrease in levels of happiness and excitement. People tend to approach this inevitable dip after they retire and run out of the immediate anticipated activities. Most people do not plan for the long term part of retirement aside from the financial aspect. Typically retirees will peak on the ‘happy scale’ just before retirement. But after a few years they go way down on the scale, leading them into being unhappy and even depressed.
Let Beer and Peanuts help you plan ahead and Skip The Dip!
Written by Samantha Miller