If you’ve recently retired, you may find that you have a bit more time on your hands than you used to.

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Life After Retirement

5 Hobbies to Spice Up Life After Retirement

Hopefully, you’ve already been enjoying a hobby during National Hobby Month. Last week we talked about fun hobbies to try with your grandkids. Did you try using a hobby to connect with a grandchild?

If you’ve recently retired, you may find that you have a bit more time on your hands than you used to. This means it’s the perfect time to try finding a hobby you love. Hobbies, particularly creative ones, have been linked to improvement in memory in recent studies, and they can spice up life after retirement, too.

Hobbies can energize, inspire, and give your life even more meaning, and we’ve put together a few ideas that will help you spice up your retirement years.

Foreign Language Study
Foreign language study is a hobby that’s especially great for your brain because it requires learning something new, which may improve memory. Spend some time learning a new language and then travel to a country that speaks that language to practice your skills while seeing a bit more of the world.

Stand Up Paddling
Want to preserve balance and build strength? Stand up paddling is the perfect way to do both while having fun. You’ll have the chance to enjoy paddling through beautiful spots in nature you might never reach in a boat. It also gives you the opportunity to get close up and personal with marine life.

Restoration Projects
Whether you enjoy tinkering with motorcycles, cars, or furniture, restoring those items can be fun and rewarding. Bringing an old piece of furniture or a vehicle to life again involves troubleshooting, detail work, and creativity, which are all great for the body and mind. You may even find it’s a great way to make a bit of extra money during retirement.

Coaching
From swimming to football, coaching gives you the chance to share your passion and expertise with others. You’ll stay connected to something you already love, and you’ll be able to connect with others who share that passion.

Treasure Hunting with a Metal Detector
Love being outdoors? Treasure hunting with a metal detector near a lake or a beach can be a thrilling experience, especially when you find lost treasures. Start a collection or sell your finds for extra cash.

Amateur Drama
Find a local theater and get involved by acting on stage, running lights, or helping with costumes or sets. It’s a great way to make new friends, and there’s something exhilarating about putting on a great performance for others.

Life after retirement doesn’t have to be boring. Spice it up with an enjoyable hobby. If you love the great outdoors, don’t miss our next newsletter packed with entertaining outdoor hobbies.

 

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