One common challenge that Baby Boomers need to face is one that doesn’t get mentioned yet because it’s not often seen as a challenge. This is the “issue” of free time.
This can sound counter-intuitive. Isn’t having a lot of free time the entire point of retirement? It is and it isn’t, at least according to a lot of people who study the quality of life of individuals who retire.
Is Free Time Beneficial?
Free time is one great benefit of retirement. Baby boomers don’t have to worry about needing a job, or about cutting a vacation short. They can do what they please, see the sights that they have always wanted to see.
However, this can actually become a negative if the person has worked and stuck to a routine for 4 to 5 decades and has no hobbies or interests outside of work. Often, and the evidence for this is more than just first hand, these types of people struggle in retirement and even tend to pass away earlier than people who have a healthy social life and lots of interests outside of work such as charity, a hobby, or a desire to travel.
Free time can therefore be a good or bad thing for Baby Boomers, it all depends on the attitude and experience going into retirement age. While it makes sense to work overtime when extra money is needed , or to ensure freedom during retirement, any Baby Boomer needs to look at having those interests and hobbies prior to retiring.
In other words, free time is a problem for people who haven’t worked to find a way to fill it, while it can be a huge blessing for those people who have done a great job keeping themselves busy over the years.
The other part of free time that needs to be looked at is a person’s ability to organise their time. Many people who step into retirement are amazed to find that they are busier in the first months of retirement than they ever were fully employed.
This requires a level of time planning that wasn’t necessary when work was a constant of every weekday. This can be very surprising to people who find they suddenly have 20 people asking for their time, and weeks pass and they haven’t done anything they actually wanted to do on their own.
This is how free time can become an issue, even with retiring Baby Boomers.
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