5 Ideas for the Golden Years
- Hit the open road. Now that you’re retired, it’s time to see the sights on a road trip! Take your time visiting distant relatives, check out some national monuments or just explore some areas you may have never been to before. Road trips are a perfect way to relax, ponder thoughts, reminisce and get inspired by the beauty all around us. Do research and map out your route beforehand. There are a number of online resources to help you plan for the perfect road trip.
- Family reunion! How long has it been since you’ve seen those crazy cousins you used to hang out with as a kid? Who in your family has a new child or spouse you haven’t met yet? Reconnecting with family can be very inspiring and gratifying. It may also be a good time to mend those relationships that need rectifying. After all, we all know that life is short and regret can be painful as well as permanent.
- Take up a new physical activity. Staying physically fit is important for many reasons. It not only helps our bodies stay healthy but is good for our mind and spirit as well. In our world today there are so many activities we can get involved in to keep our bodies in motion. If golf is not your thing, how about joining a bowling league? Pickle Ball is becoming quite popular. Yoga, swimming, bicycling or just taking daily walks are great ways to stay active. Check out your local gym or rec center and get moving!
- Build your family tree. Genealogy has become one of the most popular and highly rewarding activities of many persons of retirement age. It’s almost guaranteed that you will discover and learn details about your family history that you never knew. Knowing how certain life events, localities and relatives have shaped the path of your own life can bring a better understanding of who you are. In turn, the more you can share with your own children. There are many resources that can help you get started. Perhaps team up with a family member and get to researching and building!
- Take inventory. Do you have priceless family heirlooms such as pieces of jewelry, or antiques? Vintage photographs of your ancestors? Or perhaps keepsakes you have proudly collected over the years? Now is a good time to document these items and tell their stories so that future generations will know the heritage in which they came from. Getting everything organized and in order will bring you peace of mind and a great sense of accomplishment. Heirloom Vault has a free vault waiting for you to document such valuables. It’s simple and fun! Get started today for free!