You did it! You retired, and now, after years of working hard, it’s time to enjoy your much-deserved years of leisure. But without the normal routine, it may be tricky at first to figure out how to fill all the time ahead. We’re here to help with five great ideas for the recently retired.
Go on an Adventure!
Sure, travelling may be limited right now, but there’s still plenty of ways to explore. Try a new walking route in your own neighborhood or take a visit to a nearby town. Venture around the city more, or take a day or two to immerse yourself in nature. Some of the greatest trips can be the ones closest to home, and without any work to get back to, even familiar spots can feel different with less worries on your mind.
Pick up a Hobby!
About every one of us has put off an item on our bucket list cause we could never commit the time. Learning an instrument, making art, becoming fluent in another language.. Anything could be your next talent. Think of that activity you’ve always wanted to do but put off because you could never commit the time. Then get started!
Connect with Loved Ones!
Your kids and grandkids may still have their busy schedules, but you don’t. You’re flexible and have all the time in the world to spend with your family. A get together doesn’t have to be hard to arrange, even if your family doesn’t live close. Try scheduling a weekend a month, or if your family’s nearby, maybe even a weekly dinner night. Of course, with a global pandemic, it’s important to be aware of your health and safety. But even that doesn’t have to get in the way of keeping up with the family. Video chats or phone calls are great ways to keep in touch and much easier to schedule.
Make New Friends!
Odds are, you’re not the only recent retiree. There are plenty of people your age who are now just as available as you are and probably looking for something to do. Now is a great time to build new friendships. You can exchange ideas of how to spend your days and go make plans together. Hit with an abundance of spare time, it can be easy to fall into a habit of doing nothing. Buildings new relationships is the perfect way to motivate yourself and others to seek out the full retirement experience.
Most importantly, use this time to relax. You no longer have as many responsibilities. There’s no more deadlines or commutes. Nothing to rush over. Clear your head and enjoy it.
You should also never have any financial worries during retirement. If you find yourself dealing with a financial emergency like your car breaking down or surprise medical expenses, hopefully you can rely on that pension you’ve earned. Still, if that’s not enough, there’s a good chance you qualify for a CCP Payday Loan.
Unlike many other types of loans, CCP Payday Loans allow Canadians receiving fixed income off the Canadian Pension Plan to borrow quick cash in case they encounter a financial emergency.
If you have questions about CCP Payday Loans, iCash.ca is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and even on holidays.