Into each life a little rain must fall…
Each of us has ways of dealing with life’s little troubles. Some of us get busy, and some of us can’t get going. Some eat and some fast. Some seek company and some seek solitude.
As we age, a number of things contribute to depression. There’s the feeling that we’ve lost some of our usefulness. There are aches and pains, and sometimes losses of hearing or vision. Income is often reduced. Spouses or partners may pass away or become ill. Lots of new issues…
And there are lots of ways to overcome them – participating in clubs, organizations, and religious communities, taking up new hobbies, volunteering, and exercising/keeping fit are just a few.
So how do you beat the blues? And how do you plan to overcome the emotional challenges of aging?
As part of my retirement theme, I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!
If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others can also see them.
If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.
For my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post, Chasing the Blues Away.