Wednesday, August 29, 2018

5 Reasons To Work After Retirement

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Heading back to the workforce after retirement, and feeling like a camel in the desert?  Here are a few reasons it will benefit you personally, as you merge back into the workforce.  Read on to 5 Reasons To Work After Retirement.

#1 Returning to work may be a personal need

Why in the world would I ever want to return to the workforce once I retire?  

I bet a lot of people ask themselves this question.  I don't believe anyone expects to return to the workforce after retirement.  They have worked at their job for many years, and they just want a well-deserved rest.  But the fact is, that possibly at one point, you may need to consider this.  Perhaps you need some extra cash to pay off extra bills that may have accumulated.  It may not be too bad to go out and find some temporary work that will help with this.  Thinking of working short-term may help take the sting out of returning to the workforce.  Knowing that you don't have to work another job forever may be the mindset you need to accomplish this.

#2 Maybe you have a need to be around other people

Why would I want to do that, when being around people may just complicate my life?

Some people, after they retire, just don't want to have any more complication in their lives.  
Maybe they've had to put up with a lot of difficulty within the job.  And maybe they've had a lot of conflict with other people at the job for years and years already.  But after retirement, you may sometimes feel that you are alone, and isolated from other people.  You may feel the need to be around other people, and have conversations with them.  Or maybe you just need to have your brain stimulated, whether it be talking to others, or learning something new.  Either way, I firmly believe that basically "people need people", whether they are difficult, complicated or otherwise.  Believe it or not, it takes different, even complicated people, to make life interesting!

#3 Possibly you just like having the extra cash

Why would having the extra cash be a reason to go back to work if I don't need the cash?

During retirement, you may feel like you want the extra cash as "mad money."  You know, the money you earn, so you can go on a shopping spree, or perhaps go on vacation and ditch the credit cards?  It can feel pretty good to be able to buy things without using your credit card.  Speaking from experience, it's a very "freeing" thing to have extra cash to spend on whatever you would like.  It will make you feel as though you have that buying power without the extra burden of a credit card balance.   And we'd all prefer to have a life with no burden, or at least a life with less burden.  Having the extra cash, whether temporary or permanent, will make your life a little easier, to say the least.

#4 Getting out of the house for a few hours

Why would getting out of the house for a few hours be a good thing?

Because I believe getting out of the house for at least a few hours can make your life more interesting.  You can think of it as an adventure.  Getting out and meeting new people, and being out in the world can really bring up your confidence level.  And getting out of the house can make you a more patient person with your loved ones at home after having some independent alone time.  Among other things, it will definitely help you to keep your social skills brushed up as well.  Being isolated at home most of the time tends to make the social skills a little rusty.  So being out and about at a job, even if it is temporary, can be a definite good thing for everyone.

#5 Learning a new skill

Why would I want to learn a new skill?

While learning a new skill after retirement can be a daunting task, it doesn't have to be.  Taking up a new job or hobby will keep both your mind and your body active.  Learning a new skill can refresh your mind, and give you a renewed confidence.  It will most definitely give you a feeling of contributing to your community in the form of service, as well as giving you a feeling of accomplishment.

For whatever reason, you decide to go back into the workforce, whether it is being around people or earning extra mad money, it is sure to benefit you in more ways than one.  So get back out into the world today, and make a difference for the people around you, as well as yourself!