Enjoying retirement after lockdown

Around the world people are emerging from lockdown and having to adjust to the new normal. This enforced break has given us the chance to try a new hobby or to restart an old one. The changes brought about by social distancing measures will give us opportunities as well as challenges. Now is the time to be bold whether you buy that motorbike you always wanted or go on a road trip with your family.

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Be Adventurous (Within Reason)

Some people are hindered by mobility issues and other factors that may stop them from doing certain things in later life. However, your adventurous nature should never be stifled by the number of candles on your birthday cake. If your body allows it, now is the perfect time to avoid public transport and finally become a biker after years of dithering. When you check out the motorbike insurance coverage levels, you can protect your vehicle and yourself. In turn, you’ll be free to explore the roads like never before. Meanwhile, plenty of retired people have got into the shape of their lives. You can too.

Schedule Time With Loved Ones

During retirement, you have more free time than ever. Still, if you fail to sync up your schedule with the routines of your loved ones, weeks can pass without seeing them. Aside from working with family members to find suitable times, you should think about friends. Joining social clubs and community events is a particularly good option. It gives you a set time while meeting new people means that you’ll no longer rely on one person. In addition to the direct benefits of doing things you like with people you love, this added structure can make a big difference to your life.

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Build A Happy Home 

When you are retired, it’s inevitable that you’ll spend more time at home. Therefore, creating happier surroundings should be at the top of your agenda. This may include adapting the home to suit your changing requirements. Or perhaps you’ll want to consider paying more attention to the garden. Building a deck or a place to grow fruit and veg will enhance your daily life. The fresh air and light exercise are great for your vitamin D levels and general wellbeing. It can also help turn your property into the perfect place for hosting friends and family. Indoors, personalisation through family photos is key.

Remove Financial Stress

The harsh reality is that retirement brings financial worries for a lot of people. The stress can seriously harm your mental health and levels of enjoyment. Therefore, knowing how to leverage your assets is vital. Learning to create an income from home through working on something you feel passionate about, like painting, is ideal. Aside from helping your finances stay afloat, it cures boredom. If nothing else, the satisfaction it delivers can transform your happiness during retirement. And if you’re happy, that truly is the greatest reward of all.

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Author: Anne Fraser

Hi, I am Anne, I am a retired nurse from Bristol in South West England. I am married with five grown up children, four boys and a girl , a grandson and a cat. I like History, travel and reading. I hope to connect with other people with similar interests.

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