5. Staying Passive Socially and Physically
Stay active and do not be reclusive. That would one of the greatest mistakes. Social connections and contacts should be maintained even after retirement. Meet your friends and family. If need be, join various social clubs and groups. You need to meet peers and interact with them. Communication is essential for people of various age groups. During talks and discussions you exercise your brain and mind. Do not let your intellectual skills fade. Stay bright and witty. Try to find out as much as possible, learn new things and be curious. Experts advise retired people to read books, do crosswords and solve puzzles. Do not spend too much time in front of the TV. We know how relaxing it is. But the danger of it is that you forget what it is like to be engaged in conversation and be around people. Retired people can be very useful – you are welcome to volunteer and participate in different charity programs to help those who need your assistance, help and advice.