Say No to Retirement: Take Classes, Volunteer to Do Things You Like

I can't tell you how many people I have come across who retire and don't do much with their time, but watch TV, run errands, and drink.  You can see boredom in what they say and do even if they don't want to admit feeling this way.

One day I decided to read this book called, "Managing God's Money" by Randy Alcorn.  In between the pages of this book, I found many things I agreed with including God never intending for man/woman to retire.  When one isn't exercising his or her mind, body and soul, you elevate the risk of illness.  For decades people have trained their bodies to work, so when you decide to just stop cold turkey one day, what do you think is going to happen over time?

I wish some people would just simply find something worthwhile to do with their time besides hope, wish, and wait for children to call, a check to come into the mail, or some family event to come up so as to distract them from boredom.  You only get one life, so why not live it for the glory of God with a smile on your face?

I say, don't retire, perspire, inspire, and update your attire!  You have places to go people to see and a body crying out, "Exercise me!"  If you are able-bodied, find something you like to do in your community and just do it!  Sure, some people don't take on jobs because it just might affect their retirement finances, but this is no excuse not to do something outside of the typical household stuff.  Besides, routines get boring, and isn't that what many retirees did when they were working, create routines?  I'm talking variety!  From sharing coffee with an old friend at a local cafe to traveling across the United States to sight-see.  Then when you come back to your neighborhood, try seeking out those things you told yourself you always wanted to do!  Yeah, that's living!

Nicholl McGuire is author of When Mothers Cry and the daughter and granddaughter of retirees.

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Over 20 years office work experience, six years completed college coursework, background in print media and communications, recognized for exceptional attendance and received merit increase for past job performance, self-published author and part-time entrepreneur, Internet marketing and social media experience. Interned for non-profit organization, women's group and community service business. Additional experience: teaching/training others, customer service and sales. Learn more at Nicholl McGuire and Nicholl McGuire Media

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