Tuesday, January 23, 2024

AAND WHY FUCKING NOT ...SHIT ELSE TO DO .........

 


You are never ever.....too old  to take up something .....anything ....or doing nothing  ......but here are  40 approx  things to take up ....or  fucking not  !!!!!!!!....i like  walking...... sunbathing .........drinking coffee  ..........and  doing  fuck all  ....and  listening to couples argue .........at coffee shops ......oh well  ....william tell ........what the hell .......do what the fuck you want!!!!!!!!!!.....but here is a  few ideas  for  your  lazy ass ......


40+ Great Hobbies For You to Pick Up After Retirement

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Retirement is a big step that you take after working long hours to build a solid financial base. But it can also feel a little too empty and lonely if you don’t indulge in some hobbies. The good thing about retirement is the chance to do whatever you want with your free time. From tinkering in your garden to learning a new language, here are some hobbies you can pick up in your experienced age.

Tinker in Your Garden

This is one of the best ways to stay busy and productive after retirement. This hobby will not only let you get your hands dirty but also let you cultivate something beautiful right outside your home!

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You can grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, or anything else you want. Gardening also promotes mindfulness and helps you keep your body and mind calm as you age. It’s a hobby for the head and the heart — you stay active while maintaining peace.

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Cook Up a Storm

The best thing about being in retirement is that you have an endless amount of time. That extra time means having the scope to experiment with food in your kitchen!

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It makes sense to make cooking your hobby because you need to eat regardless of your life stage. So, whether you’re fond of desserts or want to try making a wood-fired pizza, all is possible. This hobby is creative and great for your tummy.

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Begin a Business

When we say you can start a business in retirement, we’re talking more of a part-time business than a full-fledged company, so it’s still fun without overwhelming you. For this, start with figuring out something that you love doing that you can profit from.

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This could be anything from creating paintings to baking cookies! Lock onto this idea and start a small business from it. It’ll keep the innovative part of your brain active and provide you with a nice little income.

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Hike a Little

Can’t seem to sit still even after retiring and have way too much energy to burn off? Try hiking! This hobby is one even your doctor won’t be able to find a fault in. Every once in a while, put on those hiking shoes and get walking.

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This hobby is all the more perfect if you live in a forestry area with many small trails around you. This adventure won’t only provide some thrilling experiences but also increase your strength and immune system.

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Get Into Crafting

The best thing about crafting as a hobby is its diversity. You can easily take up a project and move on to making something new once you’re done with it. This way, you can fill your home with new decorative and handy DIY items.

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However, the best perk is that you can have a new item every time for gifting. Whether it is a scrapbook for your family or a cute little photo frame for your dog, you now have gifts for everybody.

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Choose Golf as Your Sport

Golf has always had two groups highly attracted to it — the first are business people and the second are older adults hanging out at country clubs. This is mainly due to golf being a sport where movement is almost negligible. It does have quite a few advantages.

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It has you out in the fresh air, it allows you to move your body, and it helps you to make new friends and expand your social circle. The best part? You can drive around in a little golf cart and wear those fancy clothes.

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Take Up Writing

Writing doesn’t have any criteria for you to qualify for it. You can do it in your home office or out on your patio. Starting out with this hobby can be a bit challenging, but with writing, you can take it in any direction you prefer.

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You can write about books, bags, cars, movies, or fashion — pick any topic that piques your interest and say whatever you want. You never know; you may even end up writing an entire novel!

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Use the Internet to Blog

If there’s one place you can share your hard-earned wisdom and teach the younger generation (or even your peers) all that you know, the internet is the place to do it.

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Blogging after retirement can be a way to pass your time, spread knowledge, and share your opinions with people. It can even turn out to be a great business opportunity to keep some passive income coming your way.

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Pick a Book

Nobody would ever recommend that you not read books. Not only do you learn something new with every book you read, but there are also many other advantages to this wonderful hobby.

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Firstly, it allows you to travel without leaving your home. Additionally, it reduces stress, helps you sleep better, makes you more open-minded and imaginative, and improves your quality of life.

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Paint a Picture

If your soul is creative and is looking for some outlet, painting can be an excellent hobby for you to pick up when you retire. If you’ve never dabbled in art, you can order online a simple painting kit to help you get started.

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Begin with simple landscapes or basic objects around your home (like the classic fruit bowl). Once you get the hang of this, there’s no limit to how much you can put down on your canvas.

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Plant a Vegetable Garden

Who doesn’t want to eat fresh veggies? Everyone wants a bite of a juicy tomato or a crispy cucumber. If pretty flowers aren’t your thing, try your hand at growing a vegetable garden in your backyard!

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The main benefit of this hobby is that you can eat what you reap. You can combine multiple hobbies with this one — gardening, vegetable growing, and cooking! Plus, you never know, you might even end up growing some hybrid fruits or veggies.

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Opt for a Balcony Garden

If you don’t have the infrastructure required to grow an entire vegetable garden, you can convert your balcony into a green space and grow quite a few lovely things.

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You can grow herbs, small veggies, and cute flowers using a small box. Once you figure out the logistics of it all, it’s much easier to maintain than a full garden. Since the space is limited, your work will also be minimal, and you can fulfill your hobby without stressing yourself.

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Work as a Freelance Consultant

If you’re not ready to leave your work behind, becoming a freelance consultant can be a great way to keep working without letting it consume your life.

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This way, you can share your experience and keep ideating. It’ll help you keep your brain active and use all the knowledge you’ve gained in your career. Opting for freelance consultation also gives you the freedom to pick and choose your projects.

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Walk Dogs in Your Free Time

If you’re an animal lover, this is an excellent way to spend your time in retirement. It does the double duty of letting you lightly exercise all while spending time with adorable puppies.

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Becoming a dog walker will let you exercise those legs and keep you fit while making you some money. Many apps now allow you to register as a dog walker and quickly get gigs.

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Take Care of Animals

If you want to do something related to animals in your golden years, there are many avenues you can take apart from dog walking.

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The first and most obvious one is that you can adopt or foster a pet; since you have much more time, you can be around to take care of them. You can also volunteer at an animal shelter or work at a pet store part-time to get some interaction with the furry animals.

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Camp Out

Become one with nature in your advanced life stage by camping. Your retirement days allow you to do what you couldn’t before, and camping is a great way to enjoy the moment.

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Camping keeps you on your toes and fit, as you might need to incorporate other aspects like hiking into this hobby. It’s also a great way to spend some quality time, especially with loved ones, whether they’re friends or family.

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Go Fishing

Another hobby that’s considered to be one of the more popular ones, especially for retired people, is fishing. Fishing requires time and patience. The first of those you already have in abundance post-retirement, and the second skill you can continuously develop with all the time you have.

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Fishing can be functional, where you catch your next meal, or it can be purely for pleasure. It gives you time to destress and take a moment with your thoughts. You can also take your family to fish and start a new tradition.

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Build a c

You must have heard of stamps, coins, and comic book collections. These are all hobbies people have — where they build a collection of things they like. The good thing is it’s never too late to start a new collection.

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Building a collection requires planning, organizing, scouting, location, and maintaining. It’s not as simple as it sounds, but it can be uber-satisfying. You can build a collection of anything and everything, from bobbleheads to vintage cars.

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Take a Swim

Swimming is a great aerobic activity that keeps the body strong and helps you stay in shape, which is why it’s also one of the best hobbies you can pick up after retirement.

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Swimming is a great recreational hobby that is fun and functional. It helps you keep your muscles strong and reduces the risk of many ailments. Just hop on to your nearest community pool or lake for some time in the water.

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Start Freelancing Online

One of the best things about living in this era is the ease with which you can use the internet to achieve various goals. One of them is the ability to freelance online!

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You can sell your services online through e-commerce platforms. This can be anything from working as a content writer or a consultant on a new project. Being online will allow you to do it from your home and earn a pretty penny on the side.

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Dedicate Time for Daily Exercise

This hobby is the one that will allow you to keep your retirement going for a long time. Starting your day with half an hour of exercise will make your entire day much better and keep your body strong and flexible in the long run.

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You don’t have to do a 5k race right away or be able to lift heavy weights, but small exercises and stretching can make a big difference in the long run.

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Go Boating

Water is one of the calmest, most serene environments that help you make your mind and body peaceful. Boating is a great way to spend some time on the water without stressing your body out much.

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You can combine boating with other activities like reading, fishing, or just plain old hanging out on the water. If you go to a lake where other people visit, you can even make some friends on the water.

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Volunteer

Volunteer work is fulfilling in more ways than one. You’ll reap multiple benefits if you start volunteering in your free time post-retirement. Volunteering helps alleviate the loneliness that you can feel when you retire.

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Volunteering with different organizations can help you meet new people, develop new skills, and gain unique experiences. It keeps you moving and mentally agile and supports your social and mental health. Most of all, it’s a great way to support your local community and those who need help in your area.

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Travel a Little

Free time equals the opportunity to see the parts of this great big world that you haven’t yet. It’s one of the most fun hobbies you can take up in retirement. Travelling allows you to broaden your horizons mentally and physically.

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Travelling doesn’t mean just going to different countries. You can also take a short trip to a different state or even just another city in your district. You can even get yourself an RV and take a cross-country trip.

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Start Cycling

Cycling is one of the best physical hobbies you can take up after retirement. It’s physically challenging without taking too much of a toll on your body — unless you’re thinking of competing, but there’s no need to go that far.

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You can cycle for leisure and meander around or channel this energy seriously, participating in cycling events. This will also help you build a new circle. Not to mention, cycling is more than just a one-time investment; you’re helping your body and the environment by opting for no-fuel transport.

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Play Some Games

Games are something that you can turn into a hobby post-retirement. Games like Rummikub and Monopoly are great options to bring together your friends and family and help you socialize and get some fun out of it.

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You can even host game nights at your house to bring together your social circle. Gaming keeps you active mentally while also feeding your social needs. There are always new and old games you can explore with this unique hobby.

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Grab a Puzzle

Doing a puzzle is the ultimate activity post-retirement. It’s a time-consuming, patience-testing hobby, the satisfaction of which is unparalleled. It requires you to be focused and use your mental strength to plot the best avenue for you to finish your puzzle.

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The more you build, the higher number of pieces you can opt for the next time you buy one. You can also have a group of puzzlers where you can swap your boxes, so you won’t even have to spend so much.

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Take Up Knitting

Knitting, just like solving puzzles, is a fun and consuming activity that gives you time alone with your thoughts while also taking up all your attention. You can knit with a TV show or some music in the background, just you and those two needles trying to make a sweater out of a ball of yarn.

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Knitting is extremely stress-relieving and calming as an activity. It also allows you to create new things and let the artist inside you explore some new creations.

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Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding

This activity will help you calm down your mind when you’re retired while helping you maintain a muscular physique. Paddleboarding doesn’t require a lot of items, just an inflatable paddle board and a stable body of water.

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This activity is perfect for you if you have a lake nearby. The soothing aqua environment and the concentration required will leave you feeling relaxed and much calmer once you’re done.

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Dig Into Your Ancestry

One of the best ways to pass your time once you’re in retirement is to take up genealogy, i.e., the study of your ancestry. This is currently the second most popular hobby in the USA.

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For this hobby, there are so many resources you can use, like your computer or your family members. Dig in deep and see how back you can trace your family tree. You never know what surprising tidbit you might uncover during your exploration.

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Start Doing Some Photography

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This is a hobby that your family can also take advantage of, especially in the age of Instagram and TikTok. Photography might be accessible to everybody thanks to smartphones, but taking really good photos requires some skills.

You can even create a blog and post photos that you take there. Your photos can feature trees or people, lakes or mountains — whatever appeals to your creative eye can become the subject of your artistic pursuit.

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Take to the Skies

If you’ve dreamt of touching the sky, this hobby is the one for you. Flying can mean something other than sitting in an already-piloted airplane. Instead, you can get a recreation pilot license and become the master of your little plane.

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There’s no freedom as significant as being in the open skies yourself. Once you get the hang of this, you’ll have other people clamoring to get a ride, and soon you’ll be a superstar to your friends and family.

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Hunt for Treasure

When we say treasure hunting can be a hobby, we don’t mean that you head to the beach with a metal detector looking for lost jewelry or coke cans. Instead, we’re talking about trying out geocaching as an actual, serious hobby.

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Just go to the geocaching website and enter your details. You’ll be directed to a treasure hidden in your area, which you can then look for. Or if you like the old method, the beach and the park always welcome you and your metal detector.

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Bake Your Own Bread

Bread-making has become a popular hobby in the last couple of years. If the kitchen is where you find peace and are the most relaxed, then bread-making could be a great option for you.

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It’s relatively easy to do but is a time-consuming job. Once you get the hang of the basics, you can start making fantastic recipes to wow your family. So get started growing your very own starter!

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Experiment With Your Coffee

This is for all the coffee enthusiasts who can’t help but marvel at the skills of every barista they encounter. Stop your daily visits to your local coffee shop and experiment with the brews at your house.

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You can even start your TikTok page talking about all the ways you try to make different kinds of coffee. Polish your skills and become the barista that you’ve always admired.

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Start Running

Active people not only live healthier but also longer lives. A more active lifestyle helps you keep your strength and fortify your immune system. So what’s better than running exercises to keep up your heart rate?

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You can start by slow jogging around your neighborhood. Once you’ve got the hang of things, if you think running is something you can get behind, you can even end up training for longer marathons.

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Power Walking

If running isn’t your speed and you need something that is less exerting, then power walking is an excellent idea for you. This is for the people who love hanging out outdoors.

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You can get together a group of your friends who live close by and start a power walking group together. It’s the easiest and cheapest hobby you could have — all you need to do is walk at a fast pace.

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Take a Course

If any of you retirees have ever missed out on education or have the desire to learn something related to history, psychology, or finance, now is the perfect time to pick it up.

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Thanks to the many websites and courses available online, you can easily pick up a new course of your liking virtually. Expanding your knowledge and learning something new and exciting is always possible. You can even enroll in your local community college and take some classes.

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Take a Dance Class

Just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you have to leave behind the youngster in you. So, if you’re looking for a way to stay fit and fine while having some fun, sign up for a dance class.

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It’ll keep you active, help you make new friends, keep those hips moving, and help you on the dance floor at the next wedding you attend. So, get groovy in retirement and learn some new moves.

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Try Birding

Birding, or bird watching, might not be for everybody, but it’s an excellent hobby to take up post-retirement. It allows you to keep your mind flexible while giving you a little walking activity.

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Bird watching is a great hobby for older people as it allows you to indulge in excitement without giving your body extreme stress. You can go alone, or you can do it in groups, which also allows you to socialize.

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Learn a New Language

If you’ve ever dreamt of walking the streets of Paris while flawlessly saying “Bonjour,” then picking up a new language might be an excellent way to spend your time in retirement.

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You can start off with apps like Duolingo that allow you to learn a new language wherever you are, everything from phrases to pronunciations. You may one day get inspired enough to visit the country and get some traveling done, too.

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Opt for Yoga

Yoga has always been a form of physical activity that focuses as much on the mind as it does on the body. This allows you to keep the body active while practicing being mentally balanced.

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If you suffer from overthinking or are often anxious, this calming practice could be a great way to start the day. It’ll also keep you stay fit and flexible throughout.

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Aqua Aerobics

Dancing in the water is one of the more fun water activities you could try out! It’s a class activity, so you’ll also get to meet new people and make friends while having a ton of fun.

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Aqua aerobics is done under the guidance of an instructor and helps you keep fit even in retirement. The combination of water and dance is just too good to pass up.

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Journal Daily

Journaling is a mindfulness practice that helps you organize your thoughts more comprehensively. You can journal before the day to plan better or at night to gather your thoughts and evaluate your day.

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Journaling helps you get a grip on your feelings and keep track of your life. Taking up journaling in retirement can be extremely therapeutic. If you’re creative, you can even take up bullet journaling and create beautiful and creative spreads.

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Learn an Instrument

Retirement gives you plenty of time to learn new skills, and playing an instrument can be one of those. To all the wannabe rock stars out there, retirement is your chance to pick up that guitar or sit down by the piano for some lessons.

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If you’re interested in music, this is an excellent hobby for you to choose. Music is an activity that is mentally freeing and can also be very socially fulfilling as you might end up meeting other peo



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