“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mohandas. K. Gandhi

Never stop growing your knowledge and expanding your mind. Ask yourself: Are you doing enough to keep your mind active? Do not underestimate how easily you can become complacent about learning. You have to make a conscious effort to challenge yourself daily.

In retirement, revert to a child-like state of curiosity and fascination. Be open to learning new things and committed to growing your awareness. Learn about a new culture or religion, or even go back to studying. Active mental activity is as crucial to your emotional health as it is for your physical well-being.

Think about simple things you can do to keep your mental activity alive: if you have never picked up a paintbrush, take a watercolour class. If you love crossword puzzles, try Sudoku. If you have never taught, be a mentor to someone. Challenge yourself enough to learn and have fun at the same time, but not so much that you get frustrated and quit.

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