Ideal Hobbies for 55 and Better


When you retire, the world is open to you to do many things; things you never thought you would have the time for, or the freedom to do. Now that you are retired, are you finding home life a tad boring and dull? If so, consider taking up a good hobby. Yes, it can be a brand new hobby. Something that you may not ever consider in the first place… something unlike your normal self… So, why not give a shot at one of these hobby ideas?

Writing – Life is like an open book and yours is no different. Take the opportunity of your seniority and joys and sadness experienced to put your life into words by writing a novel or a book. This can be a book written for your children, so that they can better understand and know who you are. Don’t worry about creativity. When you begin, it will come to you. Try it and see. What have you got to lose?

Blog – This is similar to writing, but the modern developments in the information technology have allowed you to reach millions of people across the world with your thoughts and ideas. So, how about starting your own blog and start writing some thoughts, advices, anecdotes and what not and soon you may have a big fan base commenting on how great your writing is and how much they enjoy reading your blog.

Cooking – If you love food, this hobby is an ideal choice. Nothing can be compared to preparing successful dishes that you never thought you could prepare. Why not turn your love of food into a hobby and prepare delicious dishes for your children and grandchildren too? There are so many recipes that you can get online. Try some of these out. Never give up if you do not succeed initially. Keep trying and soon you may be getting rave reviews for your skills with the skillet.

Knitting and Crochet –Why not turn your liking of knitting and crocheting into a hobby? Go through books and online sources, start from scratch and surprise your entire family by gifting them on Christmas with lovely, hand-made sweaters and scarves. Put your own style into it and who knows, you may be able to come up with your own brand of clothing!

Grow things – Gardening is a hobby many seniors enjoy. Gardening is a great way to de-stress. If you enjoy watching the flowers bloom every spring, why not consider gardening? You can also grow herbs and other medicinal plants that can bring in a healthy profit. Herbs and their natural healing properties are high in demand these days. These herbs can be used for home remedies for various illnesses and cooking purposes too.

Homemade Soap – This is the newest up-and-coming hobby among the elderly. Although the making of soap is considered somewhat dangerous, it is an enjoyable and fun past-time for many seniors. Creating various fragrances and shapes out of a bar of soap can be a great experience for some seniors. Hey, if you master this, you can make it into an extremely profitable hobby!

Collecting – Collecting anything can be fun. These can be coins, stamps or anything your heart desires. Plan on how to collect, what to collect and set a goal and go about achieving these goals. For example, if collecting coins, plan on collecting coins in the 1900s. Once you have achieved this goal, consider going further back to the 1800s.

There are many hobbies you can consider taking up now that you have the time. Take each day as it comes and enjoy your hobbies. Keep in mind, a hobby should not stress you out. It should make you enjoy life and your retirement better.

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