Why an active retirement is not just keeping busy

We all hope to one day enjoy an exciting retirement life filled with new experiences doing what we want to because we FINALLY can! If we are wise, we have planned for retirement ahead of time beyond just the financial and we have a good idea of what we want to be doing with our new found free time. In an earlier blog I outlined what I really need in retirement but your mileage may vary.

My outlook on keeping busy in retired life is evolving as I continue my retirement planning efforts. Comments to last weeks blog 4 fears about retirement helped me realize that avoiding boredom is not about the quantity of activities but rather the quality of what you do.

This week I attempt to dig a bit deeper to identify some of the components that can make up a quality experience. See what you think in an active retirement is not just keeping busy.



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About LoveBeingRetired

Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World On Retirement and his personal blog Retirement – Only the Beginning. He has authored three books: "Are you just existing and calling it a life?"; "I want to retire! Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be"; and " Navigating the Retirement Jungle". Dave was also a contributing writer for the books 65 Things to do when you Retire (“Positive Aging – Old is the New Young”) as well as 65 Things to do when you Retire – TRAVEL (“Travel to Discover your Family Heritage”). He lives in sunny California with his wife, his Boston Terrier "Frank" and a passion for the San Jose Sharks.

One thought on “Why an active retirement is not just keeping busy

  1. That’s right, finding something that you love doing is an active retirement lifestyle. If you are into a hobby of collecting items or maybe just by sitting in front of the beach with your love one, relaxed and worry free is likewise an exciting retirement. Learn to have at least two or three activities you can do during your retirement and you won’t get bored, of course, having enough investment for your retirement surely comes in handy.

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