Benefits of being a Busy Body

Posted on 24 September 2019

Benefits of being a Busy Body

We’ve all heard the stories, people who retire and go travelling around Australia or enjoy continuous lifestyles cruising from one boat to another… and we have also heard how some find retirement extremely challenging. From having worked all their lives to suddenly finding themselves twiddling their thumbs and lost emotionally without routines and schedules.

Rather than a daunting experience, retirement can be embraced and plans put in place. Here are some useful tips to help you do this:

  • Schedule your days and build in routine– keep a diary of your plans.
  • Keep active with exercise routines and classes on a daily basis.
  • Learn a new hobby and maintain any existing ones – especially ones you never had time for when you were working.
  • Meet friends for coffee, lunches and organise evenings out with them or entertaining at your house.
  • Plan, save and book your next holiday adventures or short breaks away – you may not be working but holidays are not only relaxing, they allow you to explore different things, have fun and re-energise.
  • Visit family and extended family.
  • Try cooking a new dish or two each week – tapping into your experimental and creative side and you’ll have more time to do this.
  • Volunteer one or two days a week and be part of your local community.

Whatever you do, make sure you continue to socialise, keep a routine and enjoy every moment of your retirement.