Lifestyle means different things to different people. In general, lifestyle is expressed in both work and leisure behaviour patterns and (individually) through activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, and values. It also reflects people's self-image, the way they see themselves and believe they are seen by others.

Lifestyle can also include personal development – the process that entails becoming all that you can become. This process embraces personal reading, informal and formal education, self-discipline and self-vitality, practicing care, compassion, courage, kindness, patience, wholeness, and much more.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
– Lao Tzu

Personal development in the past centred on how to keep your edge as a worker, a professional, a craftsman. Today's central focus in retirement is more about how to keep your edge as a person. Your need for personal development hasn't diminished because of retirement, it has simply changed its primary target.



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