In retirement, the pressures you faced in working life and bringing up children have now been lifted. Your career has come to an end and your children have their own life with children of their own. Now is the time to focus on you and your dreams. Your time is yours to do with as you wish and it is important that you do all of the things previously limited by your hectic daily life. Here at Mobility-Plus, we’ve put together some ideas for you to think about for your retired life.
Expand your mind
I’ve heard many people throughout all stages of life say that they’d considered changing careers or always dreamed of learning more about a certain topic or activity. Well now you can! You don’t have to focus on work anymore, instead focus on the subject you’ve always been intrigued with. There are many short courses or classes you can join from Literature, Arts, Crafts, to computing, there’s something for everyone. All you have to do is type in the class or topic you’d like to learn more about, along with your location, into a search engine and there should be many different options listed for you to choose from. This will not only give you a sense of fulfilment but also the mind stimulation has huge health benefits.
Days out with the family
Now that your own children have grown up, the 24/7 responsible of parenting has now officially being passed on. You can now enjoy all the great parts about children without any of the stressful times (and with a full night’s sleep). Embrace this family time and enjoy days out. Go to the seaside, parks, football games, or just stay at home and share your hobbies and fill your home with laughter and memories.
Embrace your hobbies.
Speaking of hobbies. Now is the time to do what you love most, whether that is gardening, cooking or baking, walking or crafts. Keep yourself stimulated mentally and physically by joining a local club where likeminded people come together to share tips and enjoy hobbies together as a group. Building relationships with these groups can be a great comfort for people with small families where family interaction is less frequent than others and keeps away the sting of loneliness.
It has never been more important to keep active. With your aging body, it is important to keep your joints and muscles mobilised so that you can keep doing all of the other things for as long as possible. You don’t have to exercise too vigorously to keep yourself healthy. Just ensure that you do something gentle a few times a week to raise your heart rate and improve joint mobility. We’d suggest things like, yoga, powerwalking, swimming or even gentle cycling. Anything that gets the body moving and your heart rate working. Remember not to over do it though, only gentle exercise.
Last but not least. Relax! Read a good book, watch a film, go on holidays and enjoy a long soak in the bath with lifetime collection aromatherapy oils. Mobility Plus can even offer a jet spa bath that is like being in a health spa. Let your body rejuvenate and drift off into relaxation. There are also walk-in bath options available to make life that bit easier for those with mobility restrictions.