For one, he started reading more. One of the first two books that he read after his retirement day was The Joy of Not Working. He claimed that the chapter on handling boredom was very helpful to him. Schoeps also intended to visit his homeland of Germany more often and to devote more time to cross-country skiing, hiking, and cycling.
Here are some resources to help you have a happier retirement:
- Retirement Activities - Learn to Enjoy All 15 Things That Agatha Christie Enjoyed
Why Hard Work Can Kill You
SMART AND RICH
RETIREMENT FRIENDS THAT HEAVEN SENT
Here are some new articles that will soon appear on The Retirement Cafe:
- More Ways to Kill Retirement Boredom Without a Gun - from Chapter 8 - 1001 Ways to Enjoy Your Retirement
Make the Creation and Maintenance of Friends Your Overriding Purpose
Green Thumb Yourself Out of Depression
When Comfort Doesn't Feel Comfortable, Do Something Uncomfortable
Stay Active Doing the Things That You Find Interesting
- Whatever the challenge of a new age, in the end what really counts is not the years in our lives but the life in our years. It is not about longevity, but the depth of life. Long ago I learned that age does not wither the mind if people remain positive. No one is too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. It is a mind game. As Churchill suggested, "The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
— Singapore Retiree JENNIE CHAU