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Old 05-12-2015, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I woke up early this morning for some reason thinking about some of my less wonderful habits that have followed me throughout life. Nothing dire, just things like aspects of diet and daily routine that I'd really like to improve but the habits are "comfortable."

Wondering what positive habits you adopted after retirement, or poorer habits you were able to overcome...and how.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:29 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Like what?
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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Like what?
Like any positive new habits formed after retirement....
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:02 AM
 
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The epitome of the positive new habit for me: No more going to work!
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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Always LOVING my alcohol, I totally quit drinking after I retired. I had planned to do this cuz I was afraid I might let the alcohol love overcome me. Didn't drink at all for a couple years, tried it, realized I could be a "normal", social drinker. Didn't have to use it as form of escape.

Quit smoking - something I could never had done while working. Never could have handled the lst month off smokes while working (I was pretty insane & slept a lot).

new positive habits?? don't think so
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: CT
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I'm not retired yet, but my wife is and she has gotten into exercise now that she has time. When we both worked and was raising our family, there was always something going on and that became the excuse for both of us. Now she takes care of her mother, but she sets aside some time during the day for herself and goes for a walk or to the gym.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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You can't use age as an excuse since your the same age if you don't do it.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Yes, we are - too tired and don't really care
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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Bad habits generally have bad consequences; physically and or mentally.
The key is to replace a bad habit with a good one.
Not too hard to figure out....a lot harder to implement many times, unfortunately.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: delaware
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i think we all probably have a core personality that is difficult to change. for example, i've always hated most exercise, detest most sports, and -bottom line- i don't care or see the need for major change. i do the minimum exercise to keep diabetes numbers stable, and for 20+ years, the minimum is enough. however, i realize that it may not always be so.

obviously, people have to want to make changes, and i do feel that some people are more self-improvement oriented than others. i've always been generally comfortable in my own skin,probably more now than at any other time in my life, although i certainly realize there are things i could work on to improve. if you want to change habits, patterns, having goals usually enters into it. i've never been a person who works well with goals, so perhaps this is part of the reason why self improvement is not too appealing.i think people can adopt new ways of doing things, but the desire to change, as well as persistence, has to be there as strong motivators. frankly, i just don't care enough.

catsy girl
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