8 Apr 2015

Undemanding Hobbies for Your Retirement

Although as a species we are getting less and less mobile and active, sports are still, by far, most popular hobbies in the world. The reasons behind this are many, amongst which, the most important are notions of them being fun, healthy and friendly way of spending your time. Still, when it comes to sport as your favorite hobby there is one serious drawback which you are bound to encounter sooner or later.

Even though being active and healthy is as important for seniors as it is for anyone else, when you reach a certain age in your life it is time to draw a line and find somewhat less exhausting and less risky source of daily entertainment. There are a lot of fun hobbies that are in no way inferior to those you have previously been so committed to and the only reason you did not practice them earlier was because you didn’t discover them, or they simply never crossed your mind. Well, here is your chance to do so.

Put Your Little Grey Cells to Work

As Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot used to say, it is always important to nurture your little gray cells. What best way to do so than to embark on a life path consisting of series of activities specially designed to empower your intellectual capabilities, while bringing you closer together with your friends at the same time. Truly a notion that seems hard to top.

There are several ways which may enable you to do so but there is one, definitely the most popular solution, to this problem and that is the idea of playing card games with your peers. This traditional form of rest, relaxation and bonding had been present for millennia without losing on its popularity and is popular and present even today amongst members of nearly any generation.

Although cards may be the ultimate hobby of the senior citizens all around the world, there is no reason whatsoever for you and your friends to try and fit this stereotype if you do not feel like it. You can always explore other similar means of having fun such as resorting to various interesting board games. What better way there is to spend some quality time with your friends than by discovering and learning the rules and charms of a completely new board game every once in a while.

Turning to Nature

Still, one of the best hobbies you could possibly imagine is right in front of you wherever you turn and guess what, it has nothing to do with your age. Gardening had been more of a lifestyle than a hobby to millions and hundreds of millions of people all around the world. A clean, simple and fun way to return, at least for a short while to the nature from which we all came.

Grow your own plants and flowers, and use them to significantly improve your life in ways which you can’t even imagine. As the deeply spiritual and holistic culture Japan had long since established an art form of flower arrangement, which can be quite fulfilling, liberating and has its many practical uses. This art they called ikebana. Working with flowers can also give you a great opportunity to connect to your grandchildren, as well as help your budget-lacking youngest surprise their mom with a crafted bouquet for Mother's Day.

Learn a New Craft

One learns as long as he or she lives, so why not use ones senior years to acquire more practical knowledge and learn another invaluable trade. If you are a highly tactile and creative person, this may be a perfect way for you to spend your free time. Master the art of crochet or candle making and this way, while having fun, you will also create perfect gifts for your family. Also, while at it, you may even earn some extra cash. A true win-win scenario.

This is the beginning of the rest of your life, use it wisely and do not be afraid to try something new every day. You may never know what tomorrow brings, but that is the beauty of it. A world is your oyster.

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