The ability to enjoy retirement to the fullest is heavily dependent on your well-being.
Some of your well-being may be out of your control (e.g., health and social-economic standing); however, much can be
influenced by your mental outlook and retirement activities. Being a recluse or couch potato will not get you the
most satisfaction out of your retirement years.
Gallup and Healthways developed a comprehensive, definitive source of well-being measurement, the Gallup-Healthways
Well-Being 5. This scientific survey instrument and reporting experience measures, tracks and reports on the well-being of
individuals and organizations.
According to Gallop-Healthways, t
he five essential elements of well-being are:
Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Having supportive relationships and love in your life
» Financial: Managing your economic life
to reduce stress and increase security
» Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe and having
pride in your community
» Physical: Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
Using this information, you need to consider measures to improve your well-being and subsequent quality of retirement