Best Things to Do in Retirement

Posted by Mike McQuinn on November 5, 2013 | no comments

You are finally ready to retire and have done the hard part, but what happens when life turns out to be too easy and there is not enough to do? In this post, I will talk about the different things that you can do after retirement. Even in retirement, you want fulfilling activities. Here are some ways to stay busy and engaged in life.

Get a Job

This might seem a little weird, but the truth is, now is the best time to get a job in something you have always wanted to try. Choose a job that will make you happy and will be more of a hobby than a job. Retirement is a great opportunity to start a new, deserved career. For example, if you have always wondered what it would be like to garden for a living, try becoming a florist. Many people find these encore jobs to be very fulfilling and make them extremely happy.


This route can be extremely fulfilling as well. It can be rewarding no matter what the cause. There are countless opportunities like mentoring children, helping small businesses, assisting in a hospital and much more. Think in terms of what you like to do and which organizations you have always been interested in. Because of cutbacks, there are so many organizations that need the extra help!

Take up a Sport or Hobby

Taking up a sport can have many benefits, including fitness. Is there a sport you have always wanted to try? If so, make sure you try it now. There is no time like the present to learn something new. Do not feel discouraged because others have been doing this sport longer, just have fun with it and enjoy the many benefits.

As for hobbies, you should start one while you are still working. Once you retire, you will be able to start this hobby on day one. Start looking for something you can get excited about and that will take over your time. It will give you something to look forward to and it is a chance to interact with others about something that interests you.


Once you retire, you will have more time for travel. If this is something you are passionate, you can plan several big trips each year because you have the time. Decided what places you want to visit and how you want to do it. If you are on a budget, have no fears, there are so many trips you can take on a budget. For example, you can rent or buy a camper and take long trips and not have to pay for hotel or airfare.

I hope these ideas have inspired you to do something amazing when you retire. Just keep in mind that these are just started points, the possibilities are endless to the experiences you could have once you are retired.

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