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New lifestyle here I come.....!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

OK, so 5th June 2015 I retired after increasingly stressful years at work resulted in a number of colleagues leaving, going sick or in one case, sadly, winding up in a mental health unit.

I was fortunate that I was only 2 years away from retiring age so I was able to take early retirement albeit on a reduced pension because they anticipate paying it for longer! Never mind, my health is more important. I'd been teetering on the edge of a major depression and I needed to get out before it hit. Hopefully I have managed that......

So my aim now is to concentrate on getting healthier...... physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Plan of action:

* go swimming more often (started yesterday with 22 lengths = 1/3 mile)
* walk more (& get back to logging my virtual coastal walk!)
* clear unhealthy stuff out of cupboards and freezer
* batch cook and freeze SCD-legal meals
* de-stress (aim is to help IBS and to improve my sleeping which is currently abysmal)
* continue working with mentor at church to sort out spiritual issues
* and . . . . . ENJOY LIFE!!!!!!
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  • no profile photo CD12124611
    I hope you have a great retirement. That job sounds like hell. I am looking forward to your dispatches from your coastal walk. As they say in Star Wars, Live Long and Prosper!
    2157 days ago
  • HAPPYCAVEGIRL
    emoticon Congratulations! You have a whole new life available to you. One that can be much less stressful and filled with whatever you make of it. I think you definitely made the right choice. You are important and deserve to put your health first. emoticon
    2160 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    Glad you made it out before your mental health got any worse. Good luck on your new journey here!
    2161 days ago
  • MARYJOANNA
    Health is more important than $
    2161 days ago
  • no profile photo RIDLEYRIDER
    Congrats on the retirement! Your health will benefit in many ways!
    2161 days ago
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