We all have mixed feelings when we think about retirement. While the stress relief is certainly welcome, many retirees can find themselves bored without their normal routines filling their daily schedules. The anticipation of all that time can lead us to depression and feelings of inadequacy, because we spend so many years attaching our purpose to our work life, but the reality of the situation couldn’t be further from the truth!

Retirement is a reward for our years of hard work. The free time is truly a blessing, and we should treat it as such. The challenge lies not in learning to cope with loss of our old routine, but learning to feel comfortable in building an entirely new routine. The good news is that the pressure and constraints of the work day no longer apply. It’s to time to think about what you want to do – you’ve earned it!

The best way to make the most of your retirement is to explore some new hobbies. Now is the time to learn about something you’ve always wanted to do. Here are some popular ideas to get your brain to start thinking about life after the nine to five grind:

Don’t view retirement as a burden; use it as an opportunity to enrich your life!

Michael Holley
Marketing & Outreach

Chicago Senior Living
Assisted Living in Chicago

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