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Whilst leisure works brilliantly as a counterbalance to work, for many, it often has far less appeal as a way of life. Data shows that many people find retirement unsuited for them. They are often a little bored, lost, lonely or even unhappy, with no real sense of purpose or direction. For some, continuing work in a different capacity can be the answer.
Unretirement is exactly that when people in or near retirement opt to continue working, but in a different way or capacity to the way they were working before.
This is where The Unretiring can help.
Without the day-to-day structure and social interaction that working brings, people can be left feeling lost and lonely. Recent studies suggest that as many as two-thirds of people who retire believe that if they were to continue working in some capacity, they would have more of a sense of purpose.
Dedicating the time to shape your unretirement plan can be hugely rewarding. It will help you define your ideal unretirement in terms of:
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The difficulties that you face in retirement will differ from person to person and will depend on the direction that you choose to take. However, there are some common challenges that people face when navigating retirement. It is important not to underestimate the impact of these challenges.
The Unretiring Foundation Course helps you identify your own personal challenges and how to turn these into opportunities.
I lost my job after 40 years of continuous employment. I felt it was an opportunity. 10 years ago I launched my business. It’s been the greatest challenge and reward of my life!
Paul Tasner, Seniorpreneur
I’ve been retired for 20 years but during that whole time, I’ve been unretired! I needed to continue producing and helping. And I’ve been enjoying these years.
Dr Nancy Schlossberg, Author and life transitions guru
For a lot of us reaching retirement age means new opportunities. It means being able to look back at the things you've always wanted to do and think "I've got time now..."
Dame Esther Rantzen, The Unretiring Ambassador
I am not traditionally retired at all. I love having the flexibility of doing what I want. My retirement years have continued to make me feel happy, useful and valuable.
Dr Larry Rosen, Psychology Professor and author
The sense of being, to some extent, in charge of your own destiny is incredibly exciting and fulfilling! I wouldn’t change that experience for the world.
Simon Middleton, Brand strategist and entrepreneur
What does unretiring mean to our team of expert contributors and retirement specialists?
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