7 reasons to look forward to retirement

Everyone looks forward to the day that they can hang up their working boots and enjoy a well-deserved retirement. But without the structure of work life and your regular routines, it is natural to be a bit anxious about the life that awaits you once you retire.

However, retirement life doesn’t mean an end to activity and excitement - in fact, it can be the start of new and exciting adventures! With more free time and endless possibilities, retirement can give you some of the best years of your life. Find out why you should be looking forward to your retirement years below!

Things to look forward to in retirement:

  • Spend more time with loved ones
  • Pursue your hobbies
  • Less stressful lifestyle
  • Make new friends
  • More travel opportunities
  • Enjoy life at your own pace
  • Low-maintenance living


Spend more time with loved ones

Working a full-time job often means sacrificing family commitments and quality time. In retirement, you can spend as much time with friends and family as you like! That means you don’t need to be worried about missing any important family milestones, like your grandchildren’s birthdays or graduations. This is especially useful if you have family that you need to travel far to visit!

Pursue your hobbies

While you may have had some spare time during your work career, retirement is a blank space for you to pursue passions you never quite had time for. Whether you want to start learning a new language, pick up a musical instrument, or have a go at painting landscapes, there is no end to what you can do in retirement. Best of all, you’ll have all of the time in the world to do it!

Less stressful lifestyle

After a life of long hours and early starts, the peace and calm of retirement life will come as a huge relief! As well as freeing your mind to focus on more relaxing hobbies, you’ll also have more time to focus on managing your health and keeping active. With a Churchill Retirement Development, our friendly team will always be on hand to help you with any concerns or worries that you may have!

Make new friends

You might miss the regular contact of your work colleagues, but retirement life is far from isolating. Now, you have more time than ever to build new relationships, as well as maintaining the friendships you already have. You can meet new friends through shared passions, fitness classes or by joining a retirement community!

More travel opportunities

Is there somewhere in the world you’ve always wanted to visit? Retirement is the perfect time to tick that country off your bucket list. Forget the process of waiting for your holiday request to be accepted - you can enjoy a relaxing holiday without having to worry about coming back in time for your office job!

Enjoy life at your own pace

Say goodbye to days of urgent deadlines and early starts, for now you can truly live life at your own pace. No more basing your lifestyle around your work commitments - now you can structure your days however you please! Meet up for friends on one day, spoil your grandchildren another, and fit in some time for exercise and nature walks. Once your retirement life starts, time is your best friend!

Low-maintenance living

Do you want to enjoy a retirement life where you can put your feet up and leave your worries behind? At Churchill, we can give you the independent, low-maintenance retirement that you’ve always wanted. You’ll get to enjoy a lock-up-and-leave lifestyle where you can go and run your daily errands, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home’s maintenance and security is all taken care of!