After long years of hard work you finally decide that it is time to go into retirement. However, you fear that once you retire that you will find yourself with far too much time on your hands and far too little to do; in other words, you fear that you will be bored. Well, if you have such fears, know that you can beat the boredom by taking up activities to occupy your time; here a few such pastimes.
Writing: an Outlet for Your Thoughts
Most find that after they retire that they have many thoughts and ideas but no outlet for the same. Such people may take comfort in trying their hand at writing; you could perhaps write stories, poems or maybe even your memoirs. Writing provides a good way for you to arrange your thoughts and relieve your mind.
Nature Walks and Other Nature Related Hobbies
Taking walks on scenic paths is another good hobby to take up after your retirement. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beauty of nature but the walks will also help you keep fit. However, be careful when going on walks that you only venture on safe paths that are frequently travelled and that you have a fully charged cell phone, water and medical supplies in case of an emergency.
Fishing is another wonderful and fulfilling way to spend your time. As fishing requires time and patience, it is unlikely that you would have had the spare time or inclination to pursue it while you were still working; after retirement, you can devote the necessary time to fishing, thus making it an ideal post-retirement hobby.
While fishing is normally viewed as a pastime engaged in exclusively by men, but that is no reason why women cannot enjoy it as well. If you are new to fishing, there are good fishing guides who can teach you the fundamentals of fishing and provide you with safety tips; it is recommended that you acquire this basic knowledge before you begin.
Drawing, Painting and Arts and Crafts
After you retire may be a good time to bring out your inner artist! Perhaps you have always loved to draw, paint, knit, sew and/or create things. Or perhaps you have never done anything of this kind before in your life! Whichever the case, you may find that taking up drawing, painting, knitting or sewing will prove a very satisfactory and fulfilling use of your time. If you are new to such artistic pursuits and you wish to have some form of guidance when starting out, then you could attend an art class.