Ways to Spend Time after Retirement

by | Sep 9, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

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By Suriani Malim

When we reach the age of retirement, some of us might feel depressed especially if we have been working since early adulthood. Work has been a part of our lives and some elderly people might feel lost because they are not sure of what to do with the ample time in their hands. 

In reality, life after retirement might not be as boring as you think. In fact, it is an opportunity to step out of our work routine and explore new activities. If you have saved up a lot of money during your employment period, you could go on short trips of holiday all around the world and visit the places that you have always wanted to. 

If you miss working, you could apply for a part-time job such as being a promoter, shop assistant or start a small business to earn extra income. If you love reading and writing, you could take time to write a book and get it published. The key is to get occupied and have fun while working part-time. 

When we retire, most of us would be relying on our Employees Provident Fund for survival. Thus, it would be wise to spend the money prudently until you have another source of income. Setting a monthly budget would be helpful to keep your expenses in check. 

Besides, getting a part-time job and travelling, you could also socialise, make new friends and have fun. If you enjoy exercising early in the morning in a park, you could join a group who conducts exercises outdoors. Besides joining an exercise group, there are other hobby classes such as sewing, knitting and cross stitching that you could take part in. Enjoy yourself by taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill. 

For retirees who are passionate about helping the needy, volunteer work is the best choice. The joy of giving back to society and looking at the smile on the faces of people who have received the aid required is absolutely priceless. Most importantly, you should do what makes you happy.

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