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Wellbeing in Retirement

Retirement is not just a milestone. It’s an opportunity for you to prioritise your wellbeing and embrace your newfound freedom!

And the beauty of retirement is that you now have time to find out exactly what wellness means to you. You now have the time to explore what you enjoy and the endorphins that come with them.

So, where does your wellbeing journey begin? We have a few ideas to give you a bit of inspiration…

Tip Top Physical Shape

Now, we’re not saying that you need to be built like an Olympic sprinter to enjoy physical wellness. But keeping on top of your physical health can boost your mood and enhance your overall wellbeing.

Whether it’s daily walks, yoga or gardening, finding something you enjoy can be a big motivation. Exercise doesn’t have to be a solitary activity. Getting your loved ones involved can make sure that you’re getting healthier, whilst enjoying a friendly catch up, week after week.

And while moving is an essential way to staying active, a top-quality sleep is crucial for achieving all of your tasks. A study by Bupa shows that getting enough sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight and can also keep your heart healthy!  

Exercise your Mind.

Not all exercise is physical. You’re at your strongest when your mental wellbeing is taken care of. Being social is vital for your mental health. Spending time with your friends and family is an amazing way to keep your support system strong however, you could also try attending clubs of your favourite activity or maybe volunteering to stay engaged with what’s happening within your local community.

Of course, being social isn’t the only way to keep your brain engaged. With the newfound freedom of retirement, you’ll have the time to explore new interests and maybe learn a new skill! If you’re not sure where to start, try attending workshops or classes to stimulate your mind. A weekly pottery class, or darts club, for example, could work wonders!


While it’s great to keep your body moving and trying new skills, doing too much can be tiring. An easy way to tackle this is to ensure you have a balance between keeping active and indulging in activities you enjoy.

Allocating time for your hobbies, whether that’s painting, jigsaw puzzles or reading, can keep you happy and reduce your stress levels. A good way to combine both exercise and excitement is to travel! Exploring new places can be invigorating but also a great way to unwind.

Financial Well-being

Of course, financial stress can impact your overall wellbeing. Here at My Pension Expert, we can assist you in understanding how much money you need to enjoy the lifestyle you want, and help you to make the necessary adjustments that are in line with your needs and retirement objectives.

Retiring is an exciting journey that can offer you the opportunity to prioritise your wellbeing by allowing you to focus on your physical and mental health. Speaking to a financial adviser can assist you in making all of your active plans a reality!