Category Archives: Tips

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

We all have our go-to ways to help us regain our equilibrium when life’s challenges and adversities come along. Here are some additional tips and strategies from Karen Salmansohn, author of The Bounce Back Book. While we may not have much control over the situations we encounter, Salmansohn lists 75 ways to call upon your… Continue Reading

5 Quick Tips for Feeling Good

5 Quick Tips for Feeling Good

When your days are packed with activity and stress threatens to overwhelm you, there are quick actions you can take to restore your joy. Psychotherapist and author Jonathan Robinson shares 50 shortcuts in his book Find Happiness Now. We will talk about five of these strategies. Tip #1: Ask yourself the right questions. Robinson asserts that… Continue Reading

Great Sites for Boomers

Great Sites for Boomers

Next Avenue, one of my favorite sites, recently published their list of top sites for those of us over 50. You may want to check some of them out yourself! Here are my picks from the list: Boomer Cafe features articles on lifestyle, health and fitness, money and work, travel and leisure, books, and retirement–a little… Continue Reading

Making the Weekend Work for You

Making the Weekend Work for You

Here at Weekend Retirement, we encourage scheduling all your weekly tasks over your lunch hour or before or after work during the work week, in order to free up time on the weekend. We realize that is not possible every week, particularly if you had to travel during the week or had unexpected events occur.… Continue Reading

3 Easy Ways to Foster Change

3 Easy Ways to Foster Change

Are you living your best life, or are there things you’d like to change? Let’s talk about 3 simple ways you can initiate change in your life. Focus on what you do want. We have a tendency to spend a lot of our time and energy on fixing what we don’t like or isn’t working.… Continue Reading

Overcoming Overwhelm

Overcoming Overwhelm

While use of the word overwhelm as a noun is grammatically incorrect, I am going to use it here to describe the state of being overwhelmed. Weekend retirement stands in direct opposition to the overwhelm many of us face in a typical work week. While we may not be able to change our work assignments or… Continue Reading

Inviting Friends to Play

Inviting Friends to Play

This week we continue our exploration of the strategies put forth by Jane McGonigal, author of SuperBetter, by discussing allies. Gamers use allies in helping them overcome obstacles and complete quests. In everyday life, we, too, can enlist the aid of friends and family. What’s different about the concept of allies in SuperBetter is that… Continue Reading

Choosing Your Quests

Choosing Your Quests

The next step in using gaming techniques for personal growth and development, as explained by SuperBetter’s author Jane McGonigal, is to set up and complete quests for yourself. Just as video game heroes need to accomplish certain feats to progress to the next level, we need to find those actions that will move us forward… Continue Reading

Battling Your Dragons

Battling Your Dragons

We have been going over the steps in Jane McGonigal’s book, SuperBetter. Last post we talked about building our resilience using a gaming technique called power-ups. In this post we address finding and battling the adversary, which I am referring to as your dragons. The first step in battling dragons is identifying them. McGonigal says… Continue Reading

Chore-free Weekends

Chore-free Weekends

One of the tenets of Weekend Retirement is that you spend the time doing what is fun or exciting or pleasurable because you have addressed errands and household tasks earlier in the week. Professional organizer Maria Gracia, founder of the company, Get Organized Now, agrees with this concept. In a recent newsletter article, No-Chore Weekends, she lists… Continue Reading

Make Decisions the Easy Way

Make Decisions the Easy Way

I have always wondered how some folks can make a quick decision with limited information and total confidence that it was the right way to go. I have recently learned that decision-making doesn’t require all the facts and hours of consideration. According to Supercoach author and success coach Michael Neill, you simply ask yourself: Do I want to? If the… Continue Reading

How to be a Superhero

How to be a Superhero

This past week I watched an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” that introduced me to the brain science behind superhero behavior. On the television show, Dr. Amelia Shepherd scrubs up for an impossible surgery, and as part of her pre-surgery preparation, stands in a Wonder Woman pose for two minutes. When Steph, her resident, asks what… Continue Reading

Islands of Ease

Islands of Ease

Feeling totally exhausted at the end of a work week, I went in search of tips for rejuvenation that went beyond the usual get more sleep, take a hot bath variety of advice. What I discovered surprised me. Mary Jaksch wrote about the kind of exhaustion I was feeling in a post entitled, How to Find Islands… Continue Reading

Get Unstuck

Get Unstuck

Ever find yourself wanting something to change, but feeling a sense of inertia, unable to move forward? Business coach, speaker and author Libby Gill shares tips and strategies for breaking through limiting beliefs and moving towards one’s goals in her book, You Unstuck. Gill walks the reader through her CSE process–Clarify, Simplify, and Execute. You begin by clarifying… Continue Reading

The Power of Saying No

The Power of Saying No

Two-year-olds have it down pat. They know how to say “No!” with gusto and without apology. By the time we start school, however, a lot of that natural inclination to say “No!” is trained out of us, and we spend the rest of lives saying “Yes!” So what’s so powerful about this little two-letter word? Saying “No!”… Continue Reading

Traveling on a Retirement Budget

Traveling on a Retirement Budget

According to a recent U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of folks approaching retirement age have not built travel expenses or plans into their retirement budgets. If travel is on your bucket list, you may find some of the following tips useful. Getting There Sign up for one or more airline rewards programs. My husband and… Continue Reading

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