Things to do in retirement is filled with exciting ideas. From sports, travel and hobbies to social, spiritual and community involvement. Our ideas will help you get the most out of life.
But ideas are just the first step. A great retirement life doesn't happen until you take the idea and put it into action.
You have worked anywhere from 20-40 years or more and now is your chance to get out there and do all of the things you have waited so long to do, or start but were always too busy because of your career or raising a family.
One common complaint after retirement is that it is hard to find people with the same interests you have, especially if you have moved to a warmer climate, or moved to save money on living expenses and left friends behind.
When you were working you had colleagues and other people you worked with in the office or the field. If you were raising children, you met other parents through your children and their activities.
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For some of us, one of the difficult tasks is changing gears. When you were climbing the corporate ladder and raising families, your days were pretty much regimented by your work schedule, taking the kids to soccer practice, PTA meetings, household chores; The list goes on and on.
In your 'former life' you were known and recognized for being a homemaker, an electrician, and doctor, a manager. Now that you are retired you get to create a new you.
Have you always wanted to perform on stage? Do you want to do charity work? The sky is the limit.
You have to fill 10-12 hours a day. What you choose do with all of that time will make a huge difference in your future happiness.
Some experts say that one of the main reasons retirees get bored is that they have not learned something new in a while. If you find that you are bored, no matter your age, there are plenty of things to do in retirement that will get the juices flowing.
I understand. You have a set routine and life is predictable. But after a while you realize there has to be more to life and you crave some excitement; new experiences and things to do.
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For many, this might include traveling the world, living in an exotic or romantic Italian city. Perhaps you have always wanted to work for a relief organization.
Today, many people in their thirties are deciding to take a break from their careers and many of them are traveling to different countries with different cultures. Some might conclude this is a sort of mid-life crisis that may have adverse consequences on finding jobs when they try to re-enter the job market.
But if you are at the age of retirement, that is no longer a problem. Now is a great time to take a break from the hussle and bussle of your former busy life and just breathe.
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