NOTES ON RETIREMENT: #4 Do Not Overthink

#4. Do not over think. Because we have the luxury of time and because we are now liberated from the analytical thinking we engaged in when we were still working, our minds must be longing to scrutinize every detail and analyze every situation. STOP. We need not drain our mental faculties before any decision. And sometimes, we need to leave the decision to others.

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Unless of course you’re a glutton for punishment. Either that, or you simply can’t trust others to make decisions that may or may not affect you. Is it a case of wanting to control? Is it a matter of pride? Do we honestly think we can make better decisions because of our seniority and experience? Or are we compelled each time to render a judgement when none is required? In the latter case, perhaps we put too much value on our own opinions.

 

Well…. STOP agonizing. Some things just happen. Some people just behave a certain way. Some situations simply go wrong. Some people are happy with what they have and in fact, manage very well. Some people simply don’t care. So? Let it be. Be happy. 🙂

 

I’m anal retentive. I’m a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I’m a control freak. That’s why I’m not married. Who could stand me? — Madonna

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About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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2 Responses to NOTES ON RETIREMENT: #4 Do Not Overthink

  1. AJ says:

    This reminds me of Mom’s words of wisdom. After telling her something (can’t recall what), I asked her: “So what are your thoughts?” And she said, “I don’t have any thoughts. I just go with the flow.” Boom, hahaha!

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