7 Best things to do when you Retire

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You might find yourself in a difficult situation when you have retired and now have nothing to do to pass the day. You might be witnessing people telling you numerous ways to pass the time but in reality, everyone tells you ‘What’ and not ‘how’. Don’t worry though, we’ve carefully curated 7 of the best activities that you can take up in your retirement life. These are –


1.  Put on your ‘wanderlust’ shoes


Traveling is an activity you can take up at any age, especially now when you have loads of free time at your disposal – why not travel it off? However, before you decide to travel, make sure your plans align with your health status, for example – avoid hilly areas if you have difficulty breathing, etc. Keeping that in mind, travel anywhere you like, go to sacred places or simply to the cities you always wanted to see!

Plan well for your travels – preferably rely on tour packages as they make your job more hassle-free.


2.  Get fit – No more excuse of a ‘hectic schedule’


The world is moving towards fitness – the popularity of gyms, fitness centers, recreational sports centers, etc. is increasing and people are trying to be fit. You don’t have to do a lot to stay fit, you can go on morning/evening walks, do yoga, meditate, play some sports, or hit the gym – as per your liking.

The fitter you are the lesser the chances of any health issues. Moreover, the activities that you do to stay fit can lead you to meet more people and have a better social life as well.


3.  Brush up your hobbies – or learn new ones


Your retirement years are a great time to brush up on your existing skills and learn new skills. Recall all those incidents when you wanted to learn something new but couldn’t due to the lack of time and resources, and just get going – make a list if you have to!


4.  Volunteer – Give back to the community


Volunteer in any way possible. Many of you might have retired from a job where you can give back to the community in a rather simpler way than the others, for instance – teachers! If you were a teacher – you can now probably teach a few underprivileged children for free! Similarly, according to your earlier profession or even your current skill set, there are multiple ways to give back to your community!


5.  Make Friends – Yes, at your age as well!


Many of you might think that what is the purpose of making friends at your age – well, age is just a number, and as you all know, we humans, we’ve always been social animals! Then why not get back to our ‘hunting grounds’? It is scientifically proven that the more social you are the lesser the chances of you being unhealthy! Organize and attend get-togethers, meet your old friends, and make friends in your neighborhood or across the seven seas – especially in the internet era, where anything is accessible!


6.  Bring back your school days – Read & Write


There’s a plethora of knowledge in books – if possible, make a reading habit, start small with newspapers, magazines, or weekly articles, and then go on to books. Pick up your favorite genre and just get going! Reading not only gives you a lot of knowledge but makes you rich in words. While you’re at it, try out writing as well, write daily journals, or poetry or short stories – anything that you like. You can also make use of several apps and/or websites that promote both reading and writing alike.


7.  Be a pet parent or perhaps a ‘plant’ parent!


You can never be too old to have pets! Although pets are an added responsibility but let us admit – they’re wonderful and make our lives better in so many ways! However not similar, but gardening is a great hobby to take up as well! You can plant your favorite trees, fruits, veggies, and flowers, and see them grow!


Many of you might not like animals – in that case, you can try your hand at gardening and be ‘plant’ parents. Or if you have the time and passion – why not do both?


However simpler the aforementioned points seem to follow – they seldom are! It’s easy to advise you for walking – but is it suitable for you to walk amidst the polluted air with traffic all around? Similarly, trying out a new hobby or playing sports – everything is a challenge when you don’t have similarly aged and like-minded people around.


This is a problem that is solved easily by community living in Ashiana’s Senior Living Homes! Senior Living Homes are not just a place of residence – but a lifestyle of their own. SLHs are housing projects which are often located in a place with lesser pollution, away from the hustle-bustle of cities, and are designed in an age-friendly manner.


Ashiana Housing is a pioneer in Senior Living Homes in the country, offering top-class facilities. We currently serve more than 1800 happy seniors across our three projects, in which we take care of everything for our residents – from an active and healthy lifestyle to healthy vegetarian meals, an active routine, and regular health check-ups.


We’ve recently launched our most premium Senior Living Home yet – Ashiana Advik, with innovative and first-in-class ‘Activescapes’. Advik comes with spacious apartments as well as independent villas – you can choose the house of your liking and embark with us on a journey of life. Retirement Life with Ashiana Senior Living is a whole different experience that you can’t get anywhere else!


For registrations and further information on Ashiana Advik, click here. Visit our site to know more about our Senior Living Homes.

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