With age comes some amount of privilege, and one of those privileges is having the free time to take up creative pursuits like hobbies. After childhood, most of us think we don’t have time to pursue a hobby, and we usually don’t, however, hobbies can be your best friend during times when you are feeling lonely, and they can also encourage longevity.
If you’re retired there are a number of ways that you can spend your time and it all might seem a bit overwhelming. What should you do? Where should you go? Should you go back to school? Should you take a community class? What types of things do you like doing? Since money is time and time is money, being retired is almost akin to winning the lottery – the lottery of time. That’s why when you make a decision to fill your time with something specific, try and make sure it’s the right hobby for you.
Lots of people take up some sort of sport as a hobby. These people are generally competitive and have a lot of energy. Hobbies in the sports category might include bowling, golf, playing bridge, or even playing poker. There are leagues to join and you can do it with a spouse or a friend regularly, which will give you reason to practice and joy when you improve and win.
If you’re a technically minded person you can take up something like Ham Radio. Most popular back in the 1970’s, they are perfect for people who want to connect with others in faraway places and who enjoy being able to communicate during crises when no other type of communication is available.
Do you love a specific war? Some people are fascinated by the Civil War, or the Revolutionary War, whatever “floats your boat” can be the launching pad for your hobby including creating shadow boxes of war scenes, painting war characters, building a chess set of war figurines, and more. Decide what you love and bounce ideas off from there. If gardening isn’t your thing, but you love exotic plants, find a course nearby that you can take, or make yourself a catalogue of exotic plants for your own viewing. The world, as they say, is your oyster.
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