We’ve all heard the adage “it is important to stay busy in retirement.” That may be true, but busy doing what? Lots of us can stay busy doing necessary tasks, such as cleaning, paying bills, and running errands, but if that is all we did we probably would not be very content. Rather, experts tell us that being engaged in a variety of activities is the key.
Rob Pascale, a retired research psychologist and contributor to Forbes, says that retirees should strive for a balance of different activities. Here is one way to think of it: Each possible activity lands somewhere on a social — solo spectrum and on a physical — cognitive spectrum.