To some people retirement is the most awaited time of their life, while others want to run away from it. So whether we hate it or love it, there will be a time when will retire from active life. Like everything else in this world there are both good things and bad things about retirement. Retirement planning is all about being prepared to make the most of good things that retired life gives to us and be able to deal with what you dislike about retirement. I would say the key to a happy and enjoyable retirement phase is to take advantage of the opportunity that retired life presents.
While we are young and working we are loaded with all the responsibilities right from earning a livelihood for the family to maintaining a good relationship with friends and relatives. But once we are retired we all have bounty of leisure time which we can spend the way we want. But remember you also need to ensure that you are not constrained for any reason especially monetary ones. Financial hurdles can really take a toll on your retired life and make you feel lost and unwanted.
So it is best that you know how you would like to spend your retired life and invest in a Pension plan timely to accumulate the required corpus. Retirement age gives you all the time to do all what you regretted missing because of lack of leisure time. So here is a list of some activities that you can plan for your retired life.
Enjoy a Blissful Sleep – This is something most of us miss because of our work responsibilities but retirement is a time when you can look forward to having a blissful sleep without being worried about being missing any of your responsibilities.
Enjoy Socializing - Job and family responsibilities never gave us enough time to spend time with friends and relatives. But when you are retired make sure you do not miss out sharing a hearty laughter with your near and dear ones. It is not only a good past time but will also help you keep good health.
Some Gardening and Morning walk - Being close to nature helps you maintain a good mood and health. Plan for a morning walk but please do not be stressed if you miss out on a morning walk because you didn’t feel like waking up. Gardening is a great mood booster and it will help you relax and enjoy the rest of your activities better.
Watching Television - The favourite TV shows, movies and cricket match which you always missed do make it a point to spare some time for these. But as you would advise your grandchildren avoid too much of it.
Playing with Grandchildren – This one comes as a responsibility and leisure activity both. But if you plan a few hours for the same during the week it can be great fun and exercise too. You may even talk your grandchildren out for some shopping or to a gaming zone.
Home Improvements - If you are one of those creative persons but your routine killed your enthusiasm earlier, reaching retirement age offers plethora of opportunities. With plenty of time in your hands you can plan for some home improvements that not only give you creative satisfaction but also improve the beauty of your home.
Knitting Sweaters for your grand children – For those who know knitting it is indeed a great past time. It keeps you mind agile, helps you spend hours together without even realizing it. And when you gift those sweaters to your lovely grandchildren and see them wearing and moving around, there is nothing that will give you as much pleasure and satisfaction.