Favourite Pastimes for Retirees

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Everyone enjoys a good laugh, relaxing by the fireplace, or cuddling up with a good movie. These pastimes are part of the reason you retired. These are some of the favourite pastimes for retirees.

Cuddling up with a good movie

Your love for movies cannot be disputed. A movie should not be completely relaxing if it has no plot, and no character development. In fact, if a movie doesn’t have any of these qualities, it may as well be called “Pillow Talk” and not “Moby Dick.”

The more you watch a movie, the more you tend to identify with the characters and relate to their situations. The movie you and your friends watch on a Saturday night can have the same effect on you that the Oscars does on the rest of America.

You will definitely relate to the main character in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” because you want to know how he got to where he was at the end. You probably have a friend or neighbour who is exactly like him or her.

Reading a book

You have always loved reading, and now that you have the time to enjoy your passion, you have come across many great books. Even though you have tried reading a book on your smart phone, you found it to be very hard to sit down and actually finish a book. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book, and getting lost in a story.

You have noticed that many people reading or holding their smart phones doze off while trying to read a book. This will not happen to you, because you have dedicated hours of your life to reading these books and can’t help but continue to read even if you are not totally focused on the book.


As a retirement project, you have decided to write a book, or at least an article, about what your life has been like so far. Once you have finished, your family and friends will be talking about it for years to come. This project may take you months or years to complete.

At the same time, you can build up a portfolio to become an expert in a certain area of the field. You can now find people who will hire you to write for them. This can give you a sense of independence, and it will be money in the bank.

These are just a few of the hobbies that you can do in your retirement. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?


Retirees love to travel.They used to have to save for that trip for years, now they can plan their trips in mere months. For many, travel is part of their retirement ritual. But once retired, do you really want to travel? In the same way that new online casinos can supplement your would-be trips to the physical casino, reading literature or watching vlog-type videos and documentaries about travel can work well to “fill in the gaps” when you’re not out and about yourself.