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Old 03-15-2015, 10:32 AM
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I love TV and don't have a moments regret moving here, this is not a knock on our community. What I'm referring to is I've been so busy enjoying that when we had tickets to our Villages monthly social I told my wife I needed a day to decompress and I was going to skip it. It can be a tad overwhelming at times, but in a good way.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:34 AM
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:36 AM
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I believe you can do as little or as much as you want. We picked out the most important things to us and try hard to show up half the time.
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We're each in control of our schedule, unless there is a developmental or physical limitation which prohibits such.
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Actually, a pretty common newbie syndrome. You're so busy doing and playing you forget to give yourself down time. After a bit, you learn to schedule what you truly want to do and with whom and skip the rest. I always tell newcomers to try to take at least one day every two weeks for just vegging around the house.
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I love TV and don't have a moments regret moving here, this is not a knock on our community. What I'm referring to is I've been so busy enjoying that when we had tickets to our Villages monthly social I told my wife I needed a day to decompress and I was going to skip it. It can be a tad overwhelming at times, but in a good way.
I also love The Villages, and I absolutely know what you mean.
I think most of us get "burn out" from time to time trying to do too much and see too many people.
Many of us need to rejuvenate ourselves and create serenity with some type of relaxation.
I find that taking a walk with my dogs, meditating, or reading a book in the birdcage work for me.

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glad to hear I'm not alone. I found it hard to fight the feeling I should be doing something every day. I now give myself lots more down time.
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Just up from a very needed nap, and I almost never have taken one!
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:44 PM
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It's motivating to be amongst all the fit, happy people here. No ice, snow or horrible below-zero temperatures forcing seniors to stay inside with nobody around.

I think most people look and feel younger here!
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That's another reason to buy in an established area of TV. All the newbies go petal to the metal 15 hours a day and "stress out" all of the newer area recreation facilities with all their constant activities. Sort of the same thing with snowbirds. Many have to get it all in while they're here.
We've all been there , done it to the max.
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Actually, a pretty common newbie syndrome. You're so busy doing and playing you forget to give yourself down time. After a bit, you learn to schedule what you truly want to do and with whom and skip the rest. I always tell newcomers to try to take at least one day every two weeks for just vegging around the house.
Very wise words. We just had our cousins and their friends renting for two months. Non stop everything. At first, we and another relative who's been here for seven years tried to 'keep up' and then, we said 'enough.'

Newbies and vacationeers are apt to run themselves ragged, and that's understandable. But there comes a time.

I love The Villages - do a little, a lot, or nothing at all. No schedule, school's out.
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I am a big believer in getting a proper night's sleep every night and rest, when needed.

I don't feel the need to be on the go every day and sometimes get want to chill out. The good thing about being a resident is the thought, "if i miss xxx event, there will be another tomorrow, or next week/month". When some people visit, there is a great desire to see everything in a short period of time. The body can only take so much punishment.
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One of the best ideas I heard recently is "LET'S STOP GLORIFYING BUSY"!
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One of the best ideas I heard recently is "LET'S STOP GLORIFYING BUSY"!
Heheh. Can't argue with that.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:32 AM
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