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    Does anyone have advice on day to day good and bad points on reaching retirement .... asking for a friend

    I don't mean financial, stuff like social isolation, laziness, boredom

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      Does anyone have advice on day to day good and bad points on reaching retirement .... asking for a friend

      I don't mean financial, stuff like social isolation, laziness, boredom
      Given the number of times I've have posted on NSC today... while at work... social isolation, laziness and boredom will just be a continuation of my working life! Roll on retirement!
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      I asked my Father in Law the same question a few years ago. He says his days are full and he's always busy. He farts around in the garden, taking the dog out on long walks, going to the gym (he's 74 !!) plus he has a very regimented daily routine (up, breakfast, dog, check shares, mid morning cuppa, garden, lunch, etc etc)
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      Stopping working doesn't stop you learning.

      I'm looking forward to it.
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      Does anyone have advice on day to day good and bad points on reaching retirement .... asking for a friend

      I don't mean financial, stuff like social isolation, laziness, boredom
      Oh. Then I'm afraid I can offer no advice at this point
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      I will be retiring in December and have a few ideas on what to get involved in.
      1. Ancestry research I want to trace my family back as far as possible. (Surname is Cook so maybe .............................. .)
      2. Photography bought a new camera last year and using my Bus Pass will get on and travel around Malta and take loads of photos.
      3. Walking - Will gradually increase my distances from 5k onwards and upwards
      4. Volunteer at some NGO (Maybe Inspire https://inspire.org.mt/ or an animal charity)
      5. Cooking - Will take over the role as chief cook and bottle washer

      Think that should do
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      stuff like social isolation, laziness, boredom
      It's a breeding ground for procrastination on an epic scale.
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      Stopping working doesn't stop you learning.

      I'm looking forward to it.
      Yes, it's good for the brain to keep learning. I use my language app every day, refreshing my French and German.

      There are plenty of clubs for your hobbies, exercise classes either at the gym or the pool, and there are massive volunteer opportunities. A friend of mine does one morning a week at the Hospice shop, and one afternoon a week at Blind Veterans.
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      Google U3A groups in your area, there should be all sorts of activities.

      You definitely need to join regular groups and meet people, and keep active every day.

      I retired in my late 50s, and the big downside is that most people you meet are older than you. I was a bit pi55ed off the first time my wife bought me a "senior" cinema ticket, when I was about 8 years under-age.
      Was that the intro? I should have been in!
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      My Dad didn’t like retirement cos he didn’t get a day off.
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