The Second Innings
Retirement is a new ball game of life. Everyone knows the precise retirement date as this is fixed on the day one is born. Sadly, not many are prepared for it.
I have seen many people around me, who are struggling to find their purpose in life after retirement. The purpose of life earlier was earning a livelihood, raising a family, and seeing children settle. With better healthcare facilities and awareness, the lifespan has increased. The average life in urban India is approximately 80+ years now. While in rural India, it is found to have increased to approximately 70+ years. With this rough calculation, a person has around twenty years after retirement before he breaths his last. This is a long period to live and it would be good if one plans for this life instead of waiting for death.
This book is an effort to help you find a new direction to live a better life in your sunset years. One of the major objectives and intentions to write this book was to help retired elders (Indian middle-class in particular) in general. It will help you to find your “ikigai” in these golden years of life!
Anuradha Shetty on https://therealinfluencer.wordpress.com/ wrote:
This book starts with a story of an old man who deals with his retirement period and goes there by explaining in details of old age
There is no age to be grateful for whatever you have in life. Being grateful and expressive about gratitude is a virtue that will help anyone to be a positive person.
The chapter on “Being independent in Golden Years” exhorts the reader to be practical and take help wherever required changes are necessary to adapt the financially secured retirement with some freedom.
It also gives tips like timing (Smart watch tracking) your daily physical activity, engaging in mental activities such as taking classes for students, learning a new skill, being social since friends keep us young and volunteering for social cause. Also this book has various kind of emotions and feelings that undergone by each individual at their golden retirement life, a new direction to live a better life in your sunset years.
how one must go through the changes especially the queen of the home , how she tackles this situation when comes for retirement and how she manage everything is also matters is mentioned beautifully here. how one should take care of themselves also matters and how partners should understand each other mental state , how young ones should take care of their parents , etc like more list goes on ..
The book has clear instructions and suggestions from how to plan your retirement year to how to create a senior safe house. I think it is a must-read for everyone, young or old to understand aging
Overall, I loved this book and will recommend it to all.
Aging is a silent process. We don’t realize that with each passing day we are one step closer to getting old. Many of us who are blessed to have happy life don’t realize until a minor or major ailment comes along to be embraced as a new normal.
Also, many who had a difficult life in their younger days might not have the financial security to quit working and give their body some much-needed rest.
Whatever the situation you are in, Neerja Bhatnagar has compiled a guidebook for your Second Innings. The Second Innings is a must-read book to understand what life is or could be after retirement, more precisely after you cross that age of 60.
Neeraja Bhatnagar has compiled the best experiences of her life including the experiences of her father who is over 80 years old.
The book has clear instructions and suggestions from how to plan your retirement year to how to create a senior safe house. I think it is a must-read for everyone, young or old to understand aging.