Retirement should be a time in our lives when we can really sit back and relax, put ourselves first, and actually enjoy all that life has to offer, including the notoriously beautiful beaches and weather of Belize.
You’ve worked hard, so why get stressed out now when you should instead be having the time of your life? For seniors and soon-to-be retirees, consider these tips to truly enjoy a stress-free retirement in Belize.
Money is a major source of stress through most stages of our lives, including our early teenage years. For seniors and pre-retirees, it is important to pay special attention to finances in your retirement plan, and take into consideration – and prepare for – unforeseen circumstances, including illness, health care costs, renovations, or loans to family members, which can all of course significantly affect and deplete your retirement fund. Luckily, the cost of living and taxes are very low in Belize, but still, the best defense is a good offense, and before retiring, it is a good idea to meet with a qualified professional financial advisor to plan out your ideal retirement. It will relieve a lot of unnecessary stress, and keep you prepared for all that life may throw your way!
To fully appreciate retirement, you want to feel the best you possibly can. That’s why it is so important to implement a healthy diet and active lifestyle into your life as soon as possible. The healthier and fitter you are, the more you will be able to enjoy the many perks and possibilities retired life has to offer you, including social events, bowling nights and holiday celebrations by the thriving expat community in the Corozal District. Take care of your mind and body early on with proper nutrition and exercise in order to fully enjoy all of the benefits of retired life later on – it’s really that simple!
You know how sometimes you may see an incredible opportunity and think to yourself, “I can’t wait until I’m retired…”? Well, you shouldn’t wait! Planning and preparing for this significant stage in your life will actually make living it to its full potential all the more possible. Just like with your finances and health, begin early on and make a genuine bucket list of all the activities you want to do when you are retired. This way, instead of stressing yourself out with ways to pass the time during your retirement, enter your retirement with a plan, goals, and a can-do attitude.
Belize offers you beautiful weather, stunning beaches, a lively social life nightlife, and a low cost of living. By planning ahead and preparing, you can enter retired life with a sense of security, purpose, and relaxation–and let Belize take care of the rest!
Cerros Sands is a private, master-planned gated community located in the Corozal District of Northern Belize