The Intensive Journal method provides practical ways to develop your life in retirement.
Describe your transition to retirement
Explore and develop interests
Deal creatively with change. Retirement can bring great change in many ways: your daily routine,
how you relate to and impact others; financial concerns; priorities and interests.
Describe each of these areas that comprise this new phase of your life as you move into your
Define and clarify your priorities and values
Review the rich history of your life to discover missed or deferred opportunities. Uncover
and explore interests, talents and possible projects that may be ripe for development
now that you are retired.
Connect with body and health Issues
Define your priorities and values. Notice how they may have changed and the implications for
each area of your life.
Answer the question: what brings you meaning?
Deepen your connection to personal relationships
Develop a deeper understanding of the aging process. The body can be a rich source of wisdom
in many areas of our life that can lead to changes in our behavior and life style.
Define your life style
Explore and perhaps enhance family relationships, which can be an important part of a
Adapt your daily routines and activities in response to the sea change of retirement. What life
style do you want to achieve the objectives of your retirement?