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How to Make the Most of Your Retirement Years

Australian citizens receive top quality health facilities, which is why it tops the list of countries with the highest life expectancy. In 2015, the average life expectancy was 82.45 years, which is on a constant rise. A majority of people retire after turning 60 or 65 and can live a healthy life for a few more decades. In order to make the most of your free time, you should take up healthy activities.

Many people make a retirement bucket-list to make transition more convenient from a busy work life to a more relaxing one. Here are some activities you can try out after retirement:

Explore Ancient Cities

If you’re interested in history, plan a trip to some ancient cities around the globe. It’ll give you the opportunity to explore the heritage of different cultures and take unforgettable memories with you to cherish all your life. Here are the top ancient cities you ought to visit once in your lifetime:

  • Aphrodisiac, Turkey
  • Acropolis, Greece
  • Masada, Israel
  • Delphi, Greece
  • Ostia, Italy
  • Oplontis, Italy
  • Pantheon, Rome
  • Paestum, Italy
  • Timgad, Algeria
  • Segovia, Spain

Revisit Your Honeymoon Destination

Now that you have no busy work life to worry about, you can revisit your honeymoon destination with your spouse. Refresh your memories of your young age. Get in touch with the same hotel where you stayed during your first vacation to book a room. You can also renew your wedding vows to show your significant other how much you value them in your life.

Visit Your Extended Family

During your busy work life, it’s not easy to regularly meet your family. Your retirement age gives you the freedom to meet your immediate and extended family more often. Explore your family roots and get in touch with relatives you never knew existed. It’ll also keep you busy and prevent depression, dementia, or other mental health disorders.

Volunteer for a Cause

Your community played an important role in who you are as a person, and  throughout your life. Now, it’s time to give something back. Volunteer for a good cause to improve the lifestyle of others around you. It’ll keep you away from loneliness and give your life a new meaning. Look for ongoing charity projects and volunteer for a task you’re good at.

Explore Your Talents

Many people spend their life working to earn a living. Now that you don’t need to worry about your full time job, you can explore your hidden talents. Do what you value the most. You can take up music as a hobby or try your hand at painting. If you have a plot in mind, you can write a book on it. Many popular writers including Sidney Sheldon, Millard Kaufman, Frank McCourt and Harriet Doerr published their first books only after retirement.

The thought of retirement excites some elders, whereas it’s dreadful for others. However, retirement is a time to relax that you’ve earned after working for your entire life. Make the most of this time by engaging in activities that can refresh you.

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