How to make the most of retirement life

After spending your whole life working, you’ll want to make sure your retirement life is spent doing the things you love. However, retiring from work is a major transition that many people are unprepared for - with so much spare time on your hands, there are almost too many options to choose from.

Want to make sure you make the most of this exciting chapter of life? Here are some tips on how to enjoy a fulfilling retirement lifestyle:

Make a bucket list

If you feel like your retirement lifestyle lacks structure, there’s an easy way to change that: make a bucket list of things you want to achieve! After all, retirement is a perfect time to catch up on everything that work life stopped you from doing.

You could do something as simple as picking up a new hobby, visiting a country you’ve never seen, or something more daring like learning how to surf. With some goals and interesting things to do, your retirement will have a new sense of meaning and purpose. 

Stay active and healthy

If you are someone who has always talked about getting in better shape, but always found a reason not to, retirement will prevent you from making excuses. With so much more time on your hands, you can spend some of it addressing your eating and lifestyle habits, and getting more active.

Whether you take up a sport, indulge in some yoga or go for the occasional light jog, try and fit in around 10 minutes of exercise per day. Think more intently about the kinds of foods you eat, and try to schedule in a monthly check-up with your GP!

Find a new passion

Before you retired, you might have found that all of your energy went towards your career. But during retirement, you can use your new-found freedom to discover activities you never previously had time for. From learning a new language, to picking up an instrument, there are loads of avenues you can go down. Retirement will leave you with bags of time, so make sure to make the most of it!

Spend time with your loved ones

Being surrounded by those closest to you can bring immense joy and happiness. Taking this into consideration, spending time with beloved family and friends can be a great way to cheer up. You could catch up with your children over a cup of tea, take your grandchildren for a day out in your town, or invite your family to your retirement apartment!

Are you looking for a retirement home to share quality time with your family and friends? Churchill Retirement Living has many properties that come with guest rooms so you can spend time together.


There is no better time to see the world than during your retirement. Instead of going through the hassle of sending your holiday request through HR, you’ll be able to take spontaneous holidays at a moment’s notice. You can go globe-trotting around the world, or go for a simple staycation in your own backyard. If there’s a place you’ve always had your traveling sights set on, now is the time to do it.


Want to make a difference during retirement? Why not use your years of experience to give back to your local community? Volunteering is a great way to keep your retirement engaging, while helping out people that need it the most.

You’ll get to pass on your knowledge to a new generation, and maybe even pick up a few skills on the way. Best of all, you won’t need to look far to take part - there are loads of organisations and charities that could use your support! 

To help you enjoy an independent retirement lifestyle, Churchill Retirement Living takes care of the management of your apartment so you don't have to. From the comfort of our cozy retirement apartments, you’ll have the freedom and comfort to enjoy a satisfying retirement!