Things to do in Retirement | Tips for social, mental and financial security
Retirement is one of the important period a person can have in life.
It is getting relieved from work during old age.
However, this also come with many challenges in terms of finance, recognition, social relations and also health.
But with the support of a wonderful family and preplanning, many of the challenges can be overcome.
So here we list out beautiful points on how to handle retirement.
Things to do in Retirement
Retirement and its influence on behavior
Retirement from job or busyness is a phase wherein you don’t continue your services anymore. It is a complicated situation while some like it, others dislikes it.
Likeness can be due to the freedom from the job and also the adherence to regular strict timetables.
But again dislike may be because of the inevitable loss of acquired control or power and command over something and also the associated respect that follows from the fellow men.
In many experiences in retirement with even well to do people, the chances of behavior despair are present to a certain extent. There are chances for mental or neurological disorders like depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, parkinsonism, etc.
The prime reason is that many people in their old age are prone to suffer from mental agony by depressive thoughts or negative thoughts. Lack of proper routine work that they had before for so long years of service creates a sudden vacuum and social loneliness.
Even the body is weak to support their desired activity. So it is better to plan a good, worthwhile activity list to do on retirement.
Directions for retirement
Just as you worked from your schooling etc. that paved the way for your lifestyle as a job holder or business. For retirement, you may need to have some plan of lifestyle. There must be a small prior effort to keep your retirement period smooth and pleasant.
Retirement planning; The planning should include
a) Activities or work or things to do when you retire. Having an activity at hand keeps you mentally and emotionally intact like writing, reading, painting, tour, etc.
b) Economic or financial stability, i.e., regular income flow to you. This has to be planned well prior to retirement age. Money is required in minimum amounts for your daily expenses, but health issues and medical costs may demand even more of your money at this period. Trying to have a home is mandatory.
c) Social security, i.e., a specific set of group or people for you to regularly meet and share your ideas, thoughts and even funny chat :-). Because you lose all the attention and respect from your fellow workers during your job. So you need to build a new set of acquaintances for your daily social meets.
d) Familial support, this is in general and also the essential part. This depends on how you maintained your relationship with your spouse, kids, and siblings before and also their behavior traits towards you. Good familial support may even give you economic and social security even but still don’t expect it more in the present worldly conditions.
Retirement activities should keep you busy, exciting and also improve your knowledge over time. Some of the best possible activities include
♣ Reading books like preferably novels, religious or spiritual subjects.
♣ Social service or as a charity group member like local charities, clubs, old-age homes.
♣ Religious groups meant to spread religious activities etc
♣ Gardening, tree plantation etc.
♣ Internet writing as you can write a hell lot of your views and experience and also make some income.
♣ Teaching if your body is supportive of like home tuition etc.
Some thinkable ideas for better lifestyle on retirement
At this point changing ourselves or our habits and behavior is not that easy but one way is to revert to some good practices of our childhood.
♦ Stop or decrease your habits like frequency in smoking, drinking, etc. These are not only expensive but also may prone you to health problems.
♦ Why not you revert to your hometown or village, i.e., where you were born and grown up. The motherland gives you a more feeling of warmth than the foreign land.
♦ Always try to stay with your family members or if you don’t have one at-least with those who can accommodate you. Try to have a pet animal. :-)
♦ Get in touch with your childhood friends and those whom you did not contact for long due to your hectic job or business schedule.
♦ Try to wake up early and get to sleep soon, at this age you require less sleep than your regular career life. Trying to sleep more makes you lazy and mentally depressed. So keep up discipline in life till the last.
♦ Follow some physical and mental exercises daily (perhaps Yoga), read daily, drink plenty of water and try to stay in dust-free environments.