5 Things to Look Forward to in Retirement
Retirement is an important – and sometimes stressful – transition, but it also represents a tremendous opportunity. You’ll have much more freedom than you have in years, so why not make the most of it?
The following are five things to look forward to in retirement:
Controlling your time
Many people who are still in the workforce bring work home, check e-mails or calls, and wind up exhausted. Work often dictates where we live, what we do during a large number of our waking hours, and even what we do once we get home.
No longer bound by the constraints of work, you’re able to spend your time how you want to. Your time is your own, and you’re able to do the things you actually want to do.
Maybe you already have a hobby but always lacked the time and energy to pursue it as much as you’d like. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to pursue a new interest, like painting or learning how to golf.
Either way, you’ll have the freedom to do so when you’re retired. New or old hobbies will also give you the chance to socialize with people who share similar interests.
When you work, you lack the freedom to travel when you’d like to. You may not have much vacation time, and when you do take it, you feel guilty and even take work along.
After retirement, you can go where you want to, when you want to. From day trips to longer excursions, you’re free to visit the places you’ve always wanted to.
Almost any organization needs volunteers, from schools to local Meals on Wheels organizations to places of worship.
After retirement, you’ll have the time to give to the causes that matter the most to you. You’ll be able to meet new people while making a difference in people’s lives.
You’ll have more time to spend on what really matters – your loved ones. You’ll be able to strengthen bonds with your children, grandchildren, and friends.
Work may have kept you too busy before, but now you can do everything from enjoying a meal together to listening to your grandchildren tell you about their friends at schools.
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