Posts Tagged ‘ senior goals ’

PLAYING THE HARP, FACING DISASTERS

Sep 26th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For those 10,ooo persons who are retiring every day, what plans have been set in motion to occupy your time, captivate your interest, steal your enthusiasm, capitalize on your personality?

My wife’s sister was here for a brief visit over the weekend. Over a leisurely lunch, she shared her plans for imminent retirement. She will retire on December 31, which is also the occasion of my birthday. It pleases me that so many people find occasion to celebrate on my birthday.

She laid out some of her plans and expectations. She has been appropriately developing plans and giving thought to just how she will invest her passing of days and meeting desires in which she has long held



KEEPING DEADLINES HELPS US GET ‘ER DONE

Sep 10th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Making and keeping deadlines is one of the most useful of disciplines. Because we are, as seniors and by nature, prone to delay, put off and procrastinate, setting a day and time certain to complete certain tasks is very healthy.

Because we are easily swayed by putting off responsibilities, duties and other sundry expectations, nudges and pushes are a helpful way to get at the tasks which await us. Notes on the refrigerator, brightly colored ink on your daily calendar, Iphone and other alarms or tweaks can assist us to get at the job we have to do. Both remembering to get at the task and completing it will give us a sense of relief and accomplishment.

Putting tasks off, delaying, leaving it to be done later not only creates frustration, but disappointment. Getting the responsibility off