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Five ways to beat boredom in your retirement

Find activities you enjoy and make the most of your retirement.
Find activities you enjoy and make the most of your retirement. - 123RF Stock Photo

Here are some tips to help break the monotony of the every day

Just a few years ago, you were dreaming of your retirement. But now that it’s here, you’re bored. If you’re looking to fill your days, here are five ways to break the monotony.

1. Get moving. No matter the weather, go outside every day. Walk alone or in a group, join a yoga or tai chi class, play golf or dance. It doesn’t matter which activity you’re doing, as long as you’re moving. Exercise increases serotonin, which contributes to your general happiness and well-being.

2. Discover new things. Try new recipes, learn a language, take up knitting, study art history or sign up for a computer class. If you challenge yourself to discover one new thing every day, you won’t have time to be bored.

3. Volunteer. When you help others, you benefit as much as the people you’re working with. You’ll forget all about being bored. Check with your municipality for opportunities to volunteer in the community.

4. Research your heritage and find out about your ancestry. Exploring your family history is a great hobby and you’ll be able to pass the knowledge down to the next generation.

5. Travel. Whether it’s a day trip to the next town over or a big adventure abroad, there’s no better way to break up your routine. If you’re single, organized group trips are an easy and safe way to travel and will provide you with an opportunity to meet new people.

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