What To Do In Retirement

Retirement is what you make it. It can be enriching and relaxing, or adventure-filled and invigorating! If you’re sitting and wondering what to do when retired and bored, it may be a relief to know that there are plenty of options out there. Keeping reading to get our suggestions on what to do in retirement.

Active Hobbies in Retirement

Want to stay physically active during retirement? Here’s a few ideas of what to do when you’re retired and bored:

  • Babysit:
    Spend more time with your grandchildren and give your children a break from the kids by babysitting!
  • Pick Up Tennis, Softball (or Any Sport You Want!):
    What sport would you like to take up, or what sport do you wish you had more time to dedicate to before retirement? Whether you take up a new sport or want to get back in to a sport you love, retirement gives you that opportunity.
  • Start a Blog/Write a Book:
    Have you always wanted to write? Maybe you dreamed of writing the great American novel? Or you just want to put down your thoughts into an online journal.

Educational & Rewarding Hobbies In Retirement 

Retirement can be a great opportunity to enrich yourself and expand your mind. Below are some of the best educational hobbies to explore in retirement.

  • Be a Mentor:
    Sharing wisdom is a comforting way to make change in the world. Do you see yourself imparting your wisdom to others? There are many mentor programs out there that are always looking for people willing to help.
  • Take Classes:
    There are plenty of free (or inexpensive) classes available for you to learn a new skill or explore a topic in further detail.
  • Read:
    Just like with exercise, everyone wishes they could read more. Perhaps there are books you always wished you could read. Or you could just do a search online for the best novels of the past 25 years and start there. Either way, reading is a fun and rewarding hobby that will also help keep you mentally fit.
  • Learn a Second Language:
    Even if you don’t travel the world in retirement, learning a second language is a popular hobby among retirees and can even help stave off mental decline.
  • Volunteer:
    Perhaps you’re not ready for a part-time job just yet. Volunteering can be a rewarding hobby, as well. Find a cause/non-profit that means a lot to you and see if they accept volunteers. 

You earned your retirement – now make it perfect for your goals with a rewarding lifestyle. After spending more than a few decades in the workforce, you finally have time to do whatever you want, so do just that!

We hope this has provided you with inspiration for your time in retirement.

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