As you move on past 55 years of age, you have probably started noticing that you now have a few elderly tendencies. This is despite the act that you are still a spry young senior very capable of running the New York Marathon.
You are maybe forgetting a few things, moving a little slower and simply just want to sit and watch your favorite TV shows. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with all that, as you age, these tendencies might start interfering with the quality of your life.
According to the National Council for Aging.com in order to keep yourself sharp, upbeat, and youthful, you need hobbies that foster those qualities. Why not try something new?
Here’s a few ideas you may want to try during those cold, winter days ahead. Why not grow something indoors? Gardening is one of the most relaxing and fulfilling hobbies you can have.
Why not delve into your family tree? This activity can be fulfilling and very interesting.
Start or join a book club. If your sight has been failing, there are recorded books available. Perhaps contacting your local library, information may be available on this concept.
Learn to play a musical instrument. Is there any instrument you always wanted to play? The guitar, piano or violin?
There are also fitness videos available at your local library offering you exercise in the comfort of your living room. You could also get up from your chair, walk around the room, just to change your position allowing you to get your heart pumping and your muscles going.
Board games can be lots of fun too. Try to schedule one afternoon a week with friends to enjoy laughter and chatter over a game of checkers or chess or pinochle.
Go out and have fun. If it helps to get your mind off the biting cold and keeps you active, that’s well and good. The hobbies you choose will determine just how much you call upon your cognitive and physical capabilities.
This is a great way to enjoy your twilight years and probably even learn something new that may very well be a newly found passion that fills you with excitement and enthusiasm this winter
Portions of this article were contributed by nationalcouncilforaging.com