Over the years I’ve known several people who became ill shortly after their retirement. I remember one hardworking business man who suddenly died after he signed off. He left his wife behind with the tickets for their world trip.
Our emigration to Australia is part of the our dream. My wife and I feel privileged that we have been able to find a beautiful spot where we are truly happy. I try to teach my kids to do what they love and to enjoy the journey.
It’s a recurring theme in discussions with patients: how to give passion a place in your life, now, not later. It is easy to do and can be as simple as blocking off a few designated hours every week.
But sometimes I forget. It’s easy to lose myself in daily routines, busy schedules and tight deadlines. Everyday business sometimes seems more important than my dreams. There are always plenty of reasons why not to do something I’m passionate about.
So I remind myself, like some businesses do by writing their mission and vision on the wall. It can be a message on my home screen or a piece of paper on the mirror.
What change in your life makes you happier? Whatever it is, start today. Don’t wait.