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Embracing Retirement: Pick A New Hobby

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  • 5 years ago

Once seniors are retired and their lives begin to slow down, some often find themselves feeling a little lost and unsure of how to spend their time. What better way to embrace this new stage of your life than to pick up a new hobby and try out something new? Hobbies are a great way to increase your confidence, meet new people and decompress. Finding a hobby that fits your personality is important but often challenging. Here we look at some tips for finding that perfect hobby to make that change you really need in your life.

Think Back to your Past

Thinking back at what you enjoyed growing up can help you pick that perfect hobby. Perhaps you enjoyed cooking and baking, or loved reading or learning a new sport. Maybe there was a hobby you use to do but put it aside when life got too busy. Looking to your past can be a great place to start when searching for that new hobby that peaks your interest.

Getting Creative

If you are the type of person who likes arts and crafts, you may enjoy taking up painting or sewing as your new hobby. Scrap booking and creating online photo albums have also become increasingly popular leisure activities. If you like to get outside and explore, photography is also an excellent way to release your inner creative spirit. All you need is a camera and a sense of adventure.

Getting Active

Joining a team or running group, or just taking up a new solo fitness regime, can be an excellent way to create a better and healthier you. You can try your hand at yoga, cycling or hiking for some low impact exercise. If you love the water you could try your hand at sailing, dragon boat racing or paddle boarding. Easier than it looks, paddle boarding is a relaxing and energizing way to work your core at the pace you choose.

Getting Involved

There are lots of hobbies that can help you get involved with local communities and organizations. How about becoming a volunteer and offering some time on the weekends to local events and charities? You could try volunteering at the SPCA if you love animals or the local shelter to help the less fortunate. Giving up some of your personal time to help others is an excellent way to feel good, make an impact and build some new skills.

Finding a new hobby can be fun and fulfilling. Don’t be afraid to try new things! If you are a senior in need of in-home assistance, talk with your provider about options to get out and get active! Finding the perfect activity can help you relieve stress and feel better all around.

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