We live in a world where being busy is considered a badge of honor. In fact, many of us, including me, have difficulty turning ourselves ‘off’. The constant stimulus of technology is difficult to avoid. But, just as our bodies need sleep, our brains need some downtime too. Doing nothing can be the best thing we can do for our overall health.

If an unplugged vacation isn’t in the cards for you, there are still steps you can take to work some nothing into your daily routine: meditate, nap, or lose yourself in a great book.

The one aspect of life you can’t “do nothing” about however is your money. Being proactive with your financial plan, and thoughtfully deciding what you want and need from your retirement nest egg may help you to better understand what your long-term financial goals truly should be. This is an area where you shoul “plug in” with a trusted, experienced financial adviser who can help you to understand how to achieve your retirement goals, and build a plan to help make them happen.