Your mindset and perspective constitute the lens through which you see life. Are you the kind of person that sees the glass as half-full? Or do you see it as half-empty?

The kind of person you were before retirement will not change automatically now that you are retired; lasting change must be deliberate.

Whatever you have achieved at this stage of your life is probably someone else’s prayer. Even if there are still a lot of things you wish you had, the fact that you have life is a huge blessing. Be grateful for that.

Having the right disposition is key to making the most of the second part of your life. Being grumpy and full of complaints will only drive people away from you, thereby depriving you of opportunities to further enrich your life.

The beauty of retirement is that you have the time to develop as many new habits as you want. Whether these are habits you’ve always had, or they are new habits brought on by the retirement stage, they can be worked on.

Experts say a new habit takes about 21 days to be formed. If clean water is continuously being poured into a dirty cup, before long, the cup will become clean, this is the same with your habits.

Take it up as a challenge to become more thankful, kind, patient, grateful, optimistic, and try to see the good in everyone and everything.

Armed with these new traits, life, in general, will take on a more colorful glow. Your health will also get better because peace, joy and a positive attitude are the best medicines you could ever ask for.