10 Things to Do in Retirement
Posted on: 16 September 2016 by Sam Lane
I’ve just gone into retirement and it felt really weird at first. So I made a short list of retirement activities and now my life feels completely different.
I’ve just gone into retirement and it felt really weird at first. You know, there is no need to get out of the bed early, go to work and do all that “you-are-not-retired-yet” things now. After a couple of weeks of getting enough sleep and watching all the TV-shows I missed, I started to get bored. So I made a short list of retirement activities and now my life feels completely different. I always have something to do and there is no time for boredom! Now I want to share it to inspire all the retired men to stay active and happy.
Read all the books. I bet you have the list of books you wanted to read but never had enough time. Now you do have the time! So look through the list, add some new book releases and start reading. One book a week will keep you entertained, your brain fit and your time busy.
Have real fun. I’ve heard that old men are the main casinos’ target audience but I never took it seriously until I got very bored on one weekend. So I started playing slots for fun and it happened to be very entertaining! I mean, that’s not what you can do for hours but it’s a nice way to end the day or do during your morning coffee routine especially if you’ve never been to Vegas to play the real casino games.
Volunteer. Now when you saved enough money to never work again you can start helping others for free. I regularly go to the nearest church to help with different stuff and it makes my life more meaningful. You can ask for information in a local volunteer organization or just in the closest church or hospital.
Join a club. Joining a club is a nice way to keep your social life active. Now there are plenty of different clubs where retired people can spend their time doing something cool, get new friends and learn new stuff. I’ve already joined the chess club and think about joining a business club as I’ve always wanted to start my own company and if not now, then when?
So this was my list of retirement activities but there are still many things to do to live the active life and you can make your own list or add several new points to mine. Stay merry and positive, don’t give up, enjoy your time and it can easily become the best part of your life.