8 Fun Things To Do Now That You're Retired


8 Fun Things To Do When You Retire

Well, congratulations you did it! You no longer have to sit at a desk, boss people around (or be bossed around) and you certainly don't have a commute in front of you. Maybe you were forced into retirement by a younger generation or maybe you saved up enough pennies in your piggy bank to relax. Regardless, retirement can be an adjustment and you might worry about life becoming stagnant. But don't get it twisted, you have some fun options ahead of you!

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1. Take Up An Exercise Regime

First things first, remain active and healthy. Now that you have more time on your hands, making excuses to skip the gym is null and void. Find an class to take, something like TRX, Total Body Resistance Exercise, is a perfect way to stay strong.

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2. Travel

If you budget your savings correctly, seeing the world would be a wonderful use of your time. Do your research, find a city guide, and book your flights!

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3. Volunteer

If you have a passion for helping people or animals, now you can share more hours with those who need it. Find non-profits, religious affiliated help, or start your own! There are many ways to give back to your community, both big and small.

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4. Join Clubs

Without an office to socialize in, you might feel a little isolated after retirement. Keep your social life going by joining a club, or creating one for yourself. Book clubs, cooking gatherings, even date nights will open up social obligations and an excuse to get out of the house.

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5. Spend Time with the People in Your Life

If you have children, grandkids, nieces, or nephews, spend time with them! If that means tailgating at your daughter's college football games, or offering to babysit your nephew, you'll love being around family.

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6. Get a Hobby

Do you love knitting? Is there a New York Times bestselling novel inside of you waiting to come out? Nows the time to dive head first into a hobby. If you were neglecting one to pay the bills or always wanted to try something new, go for it!

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7. Fix Your House

If you need to renovate a bathroom or gut a kitchen, why not start now? Upgrading your home can help start your new life away from the office. And, with new upgrades you can start thinking about selling your house and moving to that remote island somewhere...

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8. Relax

If you're lucky enough to retire, you've likely been working hard for 30 plus years. Now you can finally relax. Read a book (or two), see a movie at noon, take time to enjoying cooking, and so much more. You can laugh at the people stuck in traffic, crunching numbers, or hating their jobs!