Lots of people have plans regarding retirement activities they can pursue with the expanse of time that have now opened up for them. Some take up gardening, some may still wish to work freelance, or even catch up on reading. Most countries offer buy-in options of property, for seniors to sell out and relocate to semi-urban or even rural areas; the assumption being the calm and quiet of the countryside suiting them more.
Is it a good option?
When you have worked in cramped places with too many subordinates and colleagues for several decades, the peaceful out-of-city environment can be a blessing. There is a chance you may feel bored in such a setting as you are fresh off the hustle and bustle of the city. Best option is to choose an area where you will find plenty of things to do. For example if you have saved some money you can buy a house with a bit of a land which you can design and build in to a beautiful garden. If there is already flora in the place use the service of tree trimming services to take care of it.
How to prepare next?
Try out small beds or pots to plant what you want. If you are with your partner, you can have fun by dividing the available space in two and sowing two different stuffs. Flowers and vegetables maybe; or two colors of the same flora. Buy lesser tools, such as hand forks, trowels, and shears. If it is difficult for you to bend to work on the plants you can buy a small bench to sit on while you are cleaning the flower beds.
Advantages of gardening as a hobby for you
Gardening has been found to be quite beneficial for elders; after big stuff is taken care of such as better tree removal or tilling a big plot of land, you can start with small beds and grow useful stuff. It provides low-impact exertion of body for you, which is ideal. There is reduced likelihood of injuries as you will be working with smaller tools. It can reward you mentally also, to witness the flowers bloom and plants bear fruit. At the end of the day you can eat healthy food you grew in your own little garden. When you worked for a big corporation or a manufacturing company you used to celebrate your “wins”. Now you can see that they were actually their successes rather than personally yours. But with a retirement option such as gardening you can have your own accomplishments. Be as it may they are smaller compared to big city operations, they are yours and will bring you that victorious feeling and a relaxed life you always wanted.