Image result for Retirement ActivityImmediately after you stop working you feel free, finally you can do what you want with your time! Shortly after, however, many start to feel lost and unsure of what to do themselves with their unstructured days. Luckily it doesn’t have to be one way or the other, you don’t have to have your whole day planned in order to gain some structure back to your life. Below are some retirement activity ideas for workers who miss the daily routine and want to get their lives moving again.
The first thing to think about is what did you want to do with these years of your life, Do you want to spend this time with family and friends, Do you want to learn new skills, Do you want to travel, Do you want to do a mix of all these things, Try and incorporate this into some routine things you can add into your week. You want to keep some sense of spontaneity, but you don’t want to be sitting at home bored, either.
The first thing you should do is make a list of activities you can do when you do get bored, things you can do on the spur of the moment. These can include going to the senior center, going to play golf, calling some friends, taking a drive, taking a ride on the bus to an area you haven’t been before to see the sites, taking a days off in the country, some of your favorite hobbies like writing, art, sewing, wood working, or anything else you can think of. Keep this list around so that when you feel lost you can pick something from it.
The next thing you want to do is add some things you do every week to your schedule. When you were younger did you always want to learn calligraphy/wood working/painting, but never had the time to take it up, Sign up for some classes! This is a great thing to do not only because it adds routine, but because you’ll learn new things. Adding new experiences to your life is essential to keeping things interesting.
Like playing bridge/watching movies/eating at new restaurants, Get a group of friends or family and agree to meet up every week/every other week/every month on a certain day to do that together. This will get you socializing and add routine!
Do something physical. Don’t think that because you’re “old” you don’t need exercise, because you do! Set up a time to walk by yourself or with a friend, sign up for some swimming or other exercise classes, or join the gym. Just make sure you’re doing something!

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