Maybe a better question here would be: ”Why should anyone be unhappy when retired?” You are free from work, able to spend your time and money as you wish.  There are many things to be happy about when retired. However, let’s help people who are sad to be away from their former colleagues and who feel lost now that they have no daily obligations concerning a full-time job. Let’s point out some reasons to be thrilled when you get to your retirement. 

 No early get ups to reach work

Just remember how many times you got up nervous and tired wishing for just a few minutes more to sleep. Well, now you have as much time as you wish for the sleeping activities. As a matter of fact, there are those workaholics who, when asked why don’t they rest and sleep more, they just answer: ”Oh, I will rest when I get retired.” And you should believe them because they know what they are talking about.

I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.

-Gene Perret

 More time to spend with your family

 When you were leaving your family in the morning while trying to get on time for the job, you often had a guilty conscience, right? Well, now, no more guilty conscience on your side. You will have as much time as you wish to spend with your family. No more family celebrations missed nor weekends lost. No more nagging from your partner about not spending enough time with your children.

Well, most probably your children are now too busy with their own children. However, but this is where you enter the scene! Now, you will be the irreplaceable part of their families since babysitters are expensive and their children need to be taken care of. This is the time to get compensated for the lost time with your own children when they were kids.

 You will be healthier

No more stress from now on! Your life habits will be much better now that you are no longer exposed to the stress on your working place. Moreover, you will be getting more sleep. You will eat less food, and this is what naturally comes when you get more sleep. You eat less. Would you like to be healthier? Now, you will even have the time for some workout. You could even start visiting a gym! Why not? It would be so much fun!

 More time for your hobbies

Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess or write calligraphy? Well, now is the right time for these activities if you have never had enough time to practice them in your past. You better check, but we are pretty sure there are many discounts for pensioners. We have heard that many private language schools all around the world offer some discounts for pensioners. There are even some online language portals which do the same. Now is the right time for you to learn a new language – Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese… you can just pick any.

 More time to socialize! 

Were you often too tired from work to hang around with your friends? Well, no more of that! You can now see your friends as mush as you like. Well, there is only one condition for that, I guess, and that is the fact that they too have to be retired from work. Are they?

 Life begins when you retire! 

Life, meaning NEW life, actually begins here. You are not the same person as before since you don’t have the same obligations and concerns. No strings attached to any working place anymore. You could even travel the world now! Only sky is the limit!

Retirement is like a long vacation in Vegas. The goal is to enjoy these years to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.

-Jonathan Clements

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