Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rightsizing without Compromise

Admittedly, the common human predisposition is to reject change in all its forms, even on those occasions when we know it may lead to a positive outcome. The truth of the matter is change is scary, specifically because of the fear of the unknown and the uncertain. It is also true that change is inevitable, so the only method for coping with change is to address it head on and to embrace the moment. 

In this way, many baby boomers often struggle with committing to their decision to "rightsize" their life, primarily due to the misconception that "rightsizing" is synonymous with "downsizing." Yet, many lifestyle communities, such as Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, prove that preconception wrong through their offerings of condominium homes with plenty of space for new beginnings without the slightest sense of sacrifice.

Dive into the good life at Athertyn

As Ciji Wares says, rightsizing "has more to do with the 'right' of the equation than 'size.'" As she describes the process- it’s the "thoughtful selection of the environment, possessions, and people that resonate for us." It means creating that ideal living space which frees you from your inhibitions and that fulfills you emotionally. Lifestyle communities, such as Pohlig's, do just this by providing homeowners with a simplified, maintenance-free lifestyle tailored to this phase in their lives. It’s not about bringing a previous stage in age to a close; it's about creating a new opportunity for growth and life inspired by this period in your lifetime. It's an exciting practice of taking advantage of the age you are "right" now and not about lingering in the outdated past.

One of Ciji's most valuable pieces of advice for all baby boomers approaching this moment of truth in their life, is "The one constant in life is change. It’s okay to be frightened, but seek out better solutions anyway!" Lifestyle communities provide you with that better solution.

Related posts:
People In Action - Ciji Ware
How to Know Rightsizing is Right for You
How to Rightsize

Credits for these excerpts: Ciji Ware, author of Rightsizing Your Life®: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most

Ciji Ware's book, Rightsizing Your Life®: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most can be found at Amazon.com

You can learn more about Ciji Ware at www.rightsizingyourlife.com


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