Expressing your Creativity in Retirement

The choice to begin your retirement journey is a big one. It’s a chance to make changes to the way that you live and you may never have had the chance to do this until now. When looking at how you are going to make the most of your retirement journey there isn’t a single hard and fast answer but there is one great bit of advice that everyone can benefit from.

And this is to find a way to express your creativity in retirement. It might not sound like the life changing bit of advice that you might expect. But in this article, we want to take a moment to talk about the value and benefits of expressing your creativity. Read on here to learn more about what a new creative pursuit can do for you!

Why now?

So many of us have wanted to explore a creative pursuit, but never found the time. More of us still have found something that we loved doing but found ourselves having to give that pursuit away to see to other obligations. Retirement is a great opportunity to change that and take the time to explore that thing you have always wanted to try. 

That might mean sitting down to write your memoir or having a go at writing the great Australian novel. It could mean taking up a class in painting or ceramics or learning a musical instrument or language. It could mean anything! Finding something that lets you stretch that creative and problem-solving muscle is something that’s yours to explore. 

Creativity and community

Finding ways to express your creativity in retirement is a great way to build connections in a new community of like-minded individuals. By putting yourself out there and trying something new, you’ll be expanding your own circle of interest to meet with others around you.

True creativity is only so rarely about generating an end piece. Rather, creativity is often about building relationships! By making the effort to find ways that you can express your creativity in retirement, you’ll find ways that you can connect and build something greater than you might have otherwise dreamed of. 

Creativity and exercise

Exercise is far too often treated as something that you simply do for its physical benefits. We’re here to tell you that it is so much more than that. There are many forms of exercise that are creative and hold so many of the same mentally stimulating benefits of other pursuits.

Simply heading out for a bit of walking meditation is often what so many writers and artists cite as their go to when experiencing a creative block but it goes much further than that. Forms of exercise like yoga, bowls, swimming are all pursuits that our residents enjoy at Burnside Retirement Village.  Exercise is a great way to get moving and enjoy the benefits of that creative problem-solving process that sports encapsulate so well.

Learn more about life at Burnside Retirement Village

Burnside Retirement Village is home to a community of people who are making the most of a certain new found freedom in retirement. Here, we believe that a part of that means taking on hobbies, projects or other undertakings that mean something to you. If you’re looking to find out more about life at Burnside Retirement Village, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

You can reach us by calling 1300 098 000 or filling out an enquiry form today!


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