What is your favorite part of retirement?

by Nancy

What is your favorite part of retirement?

Mine is getting a good night's sleep every night and sleeping as late as I want to.

When I was working, I was too stressed from the day to sleep well, plus I was thinking about what I had to do the next day.

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My time is mine
by: Augusta, Mo

I can take a vacation or not. No worries how to rearrange work schedule of be refused time off. I was 37 years at hospital nursing. Early hours and 12 hour shifts. I am 3 years retired now and enjoy pickle ball, gardening, travel, meeting with old friends. I feel lucky and blessed at 65.

No deadlines
by: Patrick

I agree that the favourite part of retirement is the lack of a defined schedule and not working to deadlines.

I suppose it is the lack of stress really. Any schedule is self imposed because I want to do something rather than having to complete projects and tasks to make a living.

I got cancer soon after retirement but not having to worry about work or getting paid made a huge difference to my recovery.

Some days we just do nothing but potter about , bit of exercise, walk the dog, talk , read; and we do not feel guilty!

Favorite part of retirement
by: Mary Ellen

I’ve always been a terrible sleeper, and working just exacerbated that. Now, if I need to sleep later, I can! I don’t lie in bed counting the hours until I have to get up and go to work. I also can nap in the afternoon if I need to.

I’m a card carrying super introvert, and not having to do anything but visit my grand puppies every day and spend time with my son and grandchildren is my idea of heaven.

I’m also free to travel out of state to visit my daughter and other grandchildren for a month at a time whenever I wish.

Unlimited free time is the best part of retirement for me, with no downside except a little boredom now and then. It’s worth it!

Favorite Part of Retirement
by: Carol, Canada

Same here, my favorite part of retirement is napping and sleeping. I am not even tired but having a nap feels like a real treat so I have one almost every day. And sometimes sleep 1 1/2 to 2 hours and I love it

When I worked I would see people who had retired and they looked years younger. Must be all the rest, ha, ha.

Rip Van Winkle
by: Joe W.

WOW! I'm wondering what your worse part of retirement is?

Sleeping too long is not on my favorite part of retirement list but it is actually on my worse part of retirement list.

One favorite part is having the opportunity to work on my Seniorpreneur Project. This gives me some daily structure and a meaningful purpose in my own retirement lifestyle. At the same time I can combine my formal activities with many leisure time pursuits. I hope that your not on the dangerous road to anxiety and depression.

Joe W.

Spending time by myself
by: Michael D. Bell, REALTOR®, Venice Florida and the Catskills in NY!!

At first I was stressed about not having a schedule or not having to be anywhere. Now, I'm just used to it.

Although, I must admit, things seem to take longer. Or, maybe I just take as much time as I want.

Not getting up before 8 most mornings. Then breakfast and morning tea. A morning bike ride of 30 miles. Some time for lunch. Afternoon conversation with my husband. Then, some time working at my farm and out in the garden. It doesn't matter if we don't eat until 7:30 or 8:00.

I have a large property - 52 acres - my "outdoor oasis." It is nice just to be there by myself and not have anybody asking me what I am doing, or if they can help, or tell me how I should be doing it.

I retired at 51, and will be 54 in a few months. But, the best part is that all of the things I worried about when I was younger just don't matter anymore, and I realize probably never did.

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