Most people have to work their entire adult lives until they reach retirement. Retirement age is not the same for everyone, however, and in fact, it can vary greatly. When you are able to retire is largely based on when you feel financially secure enough to do so, and this can be different depending on what you do for a living.
The important thing is to remember not to compare yourself to others and to do things the way that ultimately works best for you and your family. That being said, there are some telltale signs that may show you you are ready to retire. Here are 3 such examples.
You Dread Going To Work
If you go to bed and/or wake up every single day dreading the work day that lies ahead, the universe is trying to tell you something. Of course, it is a possibility that this just means you really hate your job and need to find a new one, but if you are over the age of 60 it is actually much more likely that it means it’s time for you to retire. Look into it and see if this may be a plausible option for you so that you can stop that daily dread!
You Physically Can’t Work Anymore
This is especially true if you have a job that is physically demanding, but even if you don’t – if your job is taking a toll on your body, it is probably time to consider retirement. As human beings age, they tend to need more sleep, recover from injuries more slowly, move more slowly, etc. Because of all this, there comes a certain time in every person’s life when they feasibly cannot see the world any longer.
If this is the case for you, don’t worry! It doesn’t mean you’re near death or that the rest of your life is going to suck. But making the decision to retire will greatly improve your quality of life because you will be able to get as much sleep as you need and will no longer feel like you are physically struggling.
Money Is No Object
If you have enough money to comfortably last you the rest of your life, there is no reason for you to continue working unless you genuinely want to. You can retire at any age if finances allow, so take a look at your personal situation and decide if this may be an option for you.
Reaching retirement is exciting but it can also be confusing or sad for some people. If you have been struggling with deciding whether or not you are ready for retirement, hopefully, this list helped you out!