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More ideas from the book: “What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement.”

Three Levels Of Retirement Happiness

  1. Pleasure – Level 1
  2. Engagement – Level 2
  3. Meaning – Level 3

Engagement – Level 2

This level introduces a new element: challenge. But why would you want challenge in your retirement?

Here ‘s what Csikszentmihalyi’s research discovered. When the challenges in your life are to far above your level of skill, they create anxiety. You’ve probably had a job like that at one time or another. But when the challenges in your life are too far below level of skill, they create  boredom. You probably wouldn’t want a retirement like that. Perhaps you’d like more of a middle ground. That’s what engaged retirement is about.

The secret is regularly finding interesting challenges that are a good match for your favourite skills …