Retired Means You Do Not Do Everything Yourself

retirement jarThis a guest post by Anthony Pitt. Who doesn’t look forward to the day of their retirement finally coming?! You’ve worked long and hard for many years, and the day your retirement arrives is the day when you need to put your feet up. Retirement should be enjoyed to the absolute maximum – you deserve it! The days of long hard graft are well and truly behind you so it’s time to indulge yourself. It’s a time for discovering new skills and talents, as well as putting extra time into yourselves and your families. Your retirement should NOT be hard work. That’s why we say it’s time you got other people to help you out – here are some jobs that you don’t have to make yourself do anymore:

Mowing the Lawn

lawn mower

Mowing the lawn is one of life’s more mundane chores. It seems never-ending – the minute you finish one end, the place you started is overgrown again. Not only is it a little bit boring, it’s also really bad on your back. When you are older it is especially important that you look after your body – those aches and pains take a lot longer to go away. Go easy on yourself – there are people out there who will do it for you. Don’t look at paying someone to mow your lawn as a luxury – it’s a necessary expense and one that is an investment in your future. It’s not expensive to hire someone in – just have a look in your area and find someone that is trustworthy.

DIY Jobs

keeping a clean house

The beauty of getting a little older is you can call in a few favours! Your family will be only too glad to help so make the most of their offers. If you have items that you need lifted, or a big cleaning job that needs doing, mention it to your family the next time they visit. They won’t want you straining yourself or working too hard and they will be glad of the opportunity to lighten your load.

Gardening

grandma's garden

Some people love to garden in their retirement and we actively support this – it’s a very therapeutic way to spend your time. But there is a fine line between gardening and heavy duty work. By all means set plants and dig out weeds, but if a large trench needs to be dug or there are some heavy items to lift, then get someone else to do it for you. You may have to pay them for their services but it’ll be a lot cheaper than paying a chiropractor to sort out your back! Retirement is a time to sit back and relax. Never ever feel guilty for paying for a little extra help, or accepting kind offers of help from friends and family. Don’t be a martyr – you will only cause yourself hassle. Know when to ask for help, and who to ask too. People will be really happy to help so make the most of it. Pour yourself a drink and sit back and watch the hard work happen – you’ve worked hard enough yourself over the years, it’s someone else’s turn!

grandparents relaxing

Author Bio:  Anthony Pitt, is a marketing executive at Balcatta Mowers, a lawn mowers company based in Western Australia. He is a music enthusiast and enjoys attending local music concerts in his spare time. Image credits:
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