Spicy Retirement Activities


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You’re never too old to LEARN SOMETHING NEW and HAVE FUN in fact it’s the BEST thing for you . . . Retiring should not put you in a bad mood and make you feel useless and helpless. Retirement should not be seen as reaching a phase of boredom in your life. Rather, the retirement age should be treated as a new chapter in life with many new opportunities. Now that you have reached this age, you may wonder what life has in store for you. You may wonder about what you can do to make your time pass pleasurably. Don’t worry; there are many things that you can consider doing now that you have the time for it. Let’s take a look at 10 fun things that can spice up life post retirement.

  1. Take A Trip – If you didn’t have the time to do so before, do it now. Take a trip on your own or with your spouse or partner to somewhere you have always dreamed of going. It can be to enjoy the beaches of Florida or Hawaii or Bora Bora. It could also be a chance to gaze in wonder at the beautiful sights of the Northern Lights in Alaska. The destinations are numerous, so let loose your adventurous spirit.
  2. Take Dancing Lessons – This is an excellent way to stay healthy and have fun. Learn the samba, salsa, rock, and roll or the jive or whatever you want. Don’t forget that dancing classes are a great place to meet fun loving new people who treat life with enthusiasm.
  3. Go Fishing – Fishing is a great hobby and is an extremely relaxing one at that. Although the ladies might not be all that enthusiastic about this pastime, the gentlemen would definitely love this.
  4. Try a New Hobby –There are a myriad of new hobbies you can try out during retirement. Try art, crafts, basket weaving, etc. There is no limit to the hobbies you can consider and hey, let’s face it; you have all the time to try these out.
  5. Take a Cruise – This is a great way to relax, socialize and have the best time of your life. Your every requirement will be catered to and you can make the most of your time by enjoying fresh air and sunny weather. Get a tan and feel 10 years younger.
  6. Learn to Play Golf – Golf is a good game for active seniors. It is low impact and does not cause serious injuries. You can spend the day swinging those clubs and enjoying a drink with your mates afterward.
  7. Take up Cooking – If your skills in the kitchen are not great, take up cookery classes and learn to cook. You will be surprised and greatly pleased at the wonderful dishes you will be able to serve and the de-stress benefits that it offers. Cooking is also a great relaxant and a way to receive a load of compliments.
  8. Learn to Paint – This is certainly a wonderful and peaceful way to spend some time, and you may just be surprised at how creative you are. Get yourself an easel and some paint brushes and splash your canvass with the colors to be abstract. You can do sceneries, portraits or whatever that strikes your fancy.
  9. Challenge yourself – If you have never tried mountain climbing or hiking or walking on glaciers, try it. Challenge yourself and try at least one fancy activity that you never thought you would do.
  10. Be Happy – This is the most important factor when you retire. Be happy you are retired and have the time and energy to do what you always did not have enough time to do.
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