If you’re someone who is nearing the age of retirement, you might already be making plans. On the other hand, you could be wondering what you’re going to do with all the spare time you’ll have in your life. There’s no need to worry, because there are plenty of ways to keep yourself occupied and entertained.
One thing that many retirees like to do is get involved in their local community. It could be that a nearby animal shelter needs help caring for their dogs and cats. Or perhaps there’s a senior center in the neighborhood that’s filled with people who would love to play cards with someone like you.
Something else that might not have entered your mind is taking some classes. Basket-weaving used to be the old standby, but nowadays you can learn about anything you wish. Keep up with technology by attending a class at a nearby college, and then take a course online that teaches you how to write your own memoir.
Going online is a great thing to do because if you’ve never had a hobby, you can find out about them on the Net. For example, it might never have occurred to you that you would enjoy something like refinishing furniture. Check the Internet, and you can learn everything about it.
Many people like to travel, and you’ll have plenty of time for that. Fly around the world, or find a motor home and see your country up close. You’re bound to find plenty of other retirees on the same adventure.
The most important thing to remember about retirement is that it opens up time for you to seek the pleasures in life. You’ve worked hard for decades. Now you only need to work hard at one thing, and that’s having fun with all the activities that you were once unable to enjoy because you were always too busy.
- Could Phased Retirement Work for You? (aarp.org)
- The rise of ‘retired’ workers (telegraph.co.uk)
- What Is Retirement? (familyandfaithmatters.wordpress.com)
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