When it finally comes time to retire, you want to be able to do as much as you can with all the time you have now. Many retirees already have a plan laid out for retirement. Others may want to play things by it by year and go with the flow. Regardless, at some point, you may find yourself asking “what should I do today?”. Here at EasyGo, we speak with a lot of retirees who spend their days doing a large variety of activities. Using customer feedback and some research, we put together a list of some of the best things to do when you’re retired.
1. Gardening and Landscaping
One of the best things to do when you’re retired is gardening. Gardening is a popular activity and a very fulfilling one as well. Many people spend years keeping a garden well-tended. And, the results can be beautiful. Spend some time planting some flowers in your flower garden or laying down fresh mulch to make your garden really pop. Plant some bushes and trees and other fun plants to add personality and your own touch to your garden. You can also spend time growing your own food! Plant fresh fruits and vegetables and reap the benefits of your work in a beautiful, nutritious, and truly fresh garden to table meals and snacks. Lay down some bricks to create a border or lay down some stones to create a path. With all the time you will have to dedicate to outdoor work and tending to your garden during your retirement, your lawn, garden, and landscaping will stand out among the others.
2. Home Improvement
Are there any indoor or outdoor home improvement projects you’d like to deal with? Now would be a great time! Depending on their state of health and fitness, many retirees like to work on their homes while retired. Replace any leaky or broken gutters, replace the siding on your home to give it a new face or maybe you want to add a porch or a deck! Renovating a home or a room is also common during retirement. You and your spouse can work together in your dream bathroom or kitchen and make your home your dream home. Working on home improvements and projects truly does improve your home and gives you a place to enjoy retirement.
3. Spend Time with Family and Friends
Retirement is an excellent opportunity to spend more time with family and friends. Spending more time with your friends, kids and grandkids and other family members is beneficial for both you and them socially, mentally, and emotionally. Meet up with your friends for breakfast before spending the day on a spontaneous adventure. You’ll have more time to be able to plan family trips such as a road trip to Disney or summer camp. If you combine the first 3 subjects of this list, you get the perfect retirement trifecta. Become the home base for all the holidays and events in your dream home and create some of the best memories with friends and family.
Travelling is one of the most popular things to do when you’re retired. Whether with friends or family, you will have more opportunities to explore all sorts of locations, depending on how far you are willing to go. Take a tropical vacation cruise in Hawaii or the Caribbean or explore the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, Machu Picchu or Yellowstone National Park. Check out our blog article 10 Travel Destinations for Retirees to learn more about some fun and exciting travel destinations.
If mobility has become a challenge for you and you would like to travel during retirement, look no further than EasyGo Mobility. EasyGo uses patented folding technology and a lightweight sleek frame, making it an ideal travel companion and can fly with you since it is FAA and TSA-approved. Both models of EasyGo Power Chair fold and unfold in under 30 seconds and require no disassembly to transport. This makes EasyGo safe to take on a plane, or cruise, and can even fit into the back of your car! EasyGo can easily go with you anywhere you need to go and will give you the mobile independence you need to get the most out of your travels.
5. Volunteer Work
Volunteer work is a wonderful way to dedicate your time during retirement. You can volunteer at your church, American Red Cross, or local library among many other places. Volunteer work is a great way to give back to your community and be more involved in creating nurturing and loving environments for many in your community. Take part in bake sales and candy sales for fundraisers, help out at holiday events and help keep the neighborhood clean and safe for everyone. Volunteer work can be very fulfilling and can have a big impact on communities and inspire people to do the same.
6. Finish Something you Started or Hobbies
Is there a project that you started but never finished? Retirement may be the best time to get back on it. Finish restoring that classic car in your garage or painting the interior of your home. Maybe you want to start something new like building something or restoring an antique piece of furniture. Get back into hunting and fishing or dust off the guitar and play your favorite tune again. Try your hand at painting using the many techniques available to anyone willing to learn and create your own world on a canvas. Getting back into your hobbies or finding something new to enjoy is another fun and fulfilling way to spend your retirement.
Reading is always a pleasant way to spend your time. It is beneficial to your health and is also fun and very educational in many ways. Get lost in your favorite fantasy worlds or dive into the suspense of crime thrillers. Reading has inspired many to take up writing, which is also a great way to spend time during retirement. Maybe you already have a piece you are working on that you now have time to finish. Catching up on your favorite forms of entertainment is also a fun way to spend time during retirement. Catch up on your favorite shows or start new shows you’ve been wanting to watch. Same with films! Go back and watch those films you’ve been meaning to watch or take some time to step back into some familiar favorites from the past. Taking it easy and enjoying some of your favorite forms of entertainment is something every retiree should do and can be enjoyed by oneself or with others.
This concludes our list of the 7 best things to do when you’re retired. Now that you have a few options to consider, take some time to decide what you want to do with your time. Relax at home with family and enjoy hobbies, go on adventures, spend time helping others, or finish a project. What to do with the time you have now is completely up to you! Thank you for choosing EasyGo Mobility.