How to Retire While You’re Still Working

The radical idea has come to me that a person can “retire” while they’re still working.

The revelation has come that you can’t continue to pin your hopes on achieving something at a future date.

Your happiness shouldn’t be linked to succeeding at getting to a goal.

You should be able to be happy right here right now wherever you are in your life.

You don’t have to like the circumstances you’re under. Yet I don’t think letting the pain rob you of optimism is going to help you heal.

On the contrary: doing what gives you joy can help you heal.

As regards to employment: a person can’t postpone doing something until they retire.

I say: Just Do It today and every day you’re alive.

This is important for having a sense of control over the direction of your life.

It’s imperative to feel good while you’re working.

Not to view retirement as a Get Out of Jail Free monopoly card.

It comes down to allowing yourself to experience real joy at whatever point in your life you are living.

Not numbing the effects of a job you hate with food, drugs, or alcohol.

That’s the point of working at 2 jobs you love instead of one soul-crushing job.

In the coming week I’m going to start posting finance themes under the banner of Money Mondays.

You want to travel to Paris? Make It Happen.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and a fitness buff.

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