K-State family and child development experts say that understanding stress and ways to reduce it can help to alleviate its negative effects.
Entering into retirement is an exciting adventure. You have worked for decades, and retirement from the workforce may feel liberating. Finally, you have more time to spend with your loved ones and engage in activities that you enjoy. The bucket list you have always wanted to tackle can finally be done! Then something unexpected happens. You might realize that you miss feeling productive and you become uncertain of your purpose. You are not sure how to go about your day and you find that you are having a hard time adjusting to your new life. These uncomfortable feelings are normal and experienced by many retirees. It is important to understand that these ups-and-downs happen and that eventually, you will likely settle into a
comfortable routine, re-establish your sense of purpose, and enjoy your retired life.
K-State Research and Extension is a leader in providing research-based information and education for creating strong, healthy Kansas communities. We strive to improve family relationships, develop consumer and financial management skills and help Kansans balance the demands of work, family, and community.
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UK Extension's Universe of Possibilities teaches a set of core skills that have application in nearly every area of life. Mastering these skills enables you to be calmer, happier, more energetic, and more effective. You become a better citizen, parent, spouse, partner, friend, co-worker—better at just about anything. The program is flexible, easy-to-use, and enjoyable; it’s ideal for both individuals and groups; it enhances creativity and productivity; and it fosters healthy relationships while opening up new worlds of possibility, both individually and collectively.
Bonding Through Board Games
Diabetes You Are in Control
Impact of Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress
Reduce Food Waste
Stress and the Family System
Archived Lesson Series Below:
Emergent Literacy: Helping Young Children's Development Through Reading
FamilyTalk: Making It Work
From Awareness to Action: The Military Family in Our Communities
Know Yourself, Understand Others, Improve Relationships
Loving Long-Distance: Families Separated By Distance
Relationships Matter: You and Social Capital
How Are You Doing? A Financial Check-Up
Cash In With Coupons
Get Financially Prepared! Take Steps Ahead of a Disaster
Know Your Credit
Protecting Your Nest Egg
Spend Some, Save Some, Share Some: Family Budgeting
Understanding Reverse Mortgages: Do They Make Sense For You?