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8 Ideas for after Retirement ...

By Melanie

Just because you have retired or are about to retire, doesn't mean you have to be bored out of your wits or resort to being a couch potato. There are many things that you can do with your lifeand here are 8 of the many ideas for after retirement...

8 Adopt a Pet

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Retiring means you are going to have much more time on your end. This is the perfect time to adopt a pet, don’t you think? If you have always wanted to have a dog or cat, then this is the time to get one!

7 Read

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All those books you've been meaning to read but never had the time to? NOW is the time to start visiting librariesand bookstores. Take up reading, even if you have never done it before. My ultimate dream is to have a little library of my own someday.

6 Pursue a Hobby

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There'sa hobby out there for each of us. So if you haven't found what you love doing yet, now's the time. There are plenty of choices from amateur radio and RC planes to sewing and painting. Now that you do not have work, you will have enough time for that hobby.

5 Make a Garden

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Even if you have never made a garden before, start one after you retire. You will now have extra time on your hands to tend to that garden and watch the garden grow. Trust me, it is an AMAZING feeling!

4 Write a Book of Your Life

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Are there things in your life that have happened and you believe they could be worth reading about? Everyone has a life that is worth telling about. So, after you retire, try writinga book or journal of your life. It doesn't matter if it's ever going to be published or not.

3 Tutor Others

Tutor Others This is the perfect time in your life to tutor others. Share the knowledge that you have learned for all of those years and teach others, including your children, the skills you've learned. Everybody's good at something!

2 Go on Vacation

Now is the perfect time togo on vacation. You don’t even have to ask for work leave from your ex boss anymore. You do not have any strings attached and you're free to go anywhere you like whenever you like!

1 Start Your Own Business

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I believe that startinga businessafter retirement is a great idea. There are so many ideas floating around and plenty of time to take advantage of. This is where you can be your own boss, like you have always wanted to be.

There you have 8 ideas after retirement. I encourage you to take advantage of them. Just because you retired does not mean it is the end of your life. Do you have any other ideas to share?

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