Breaktime – how do you relax when you get a moment?

I have been on permanent break for so long that I have even forgotten when I started.  I have no earthshaking meetings to attend, appointments to keep, or targets to meet and I simply have to live one day at a time and spend my time as entertainingly as possible.

So has my friend Shackman who too retired from active business life many years ago.  That is why it intrigues me that he has come up with this topic for this week’s Friday blog post.

With modern online shopping available to add to my library, life has been made easier further. I don’t have to step out of my home for anything at all.

My life revolves around my set routine about which I have written here. Since I am not involved with any activities that need me to get suited and booted, I spend all my time dressed very comfortably in our native dress and am totally relaxed. I get plenty of excitement from my social media activities, reading and crossword puzzles besides many phone calls. More than enough for me to lead a contented and peaceful life.

My daughter in love and son look after all domestic matters and that too is something that I do not have to concern myself with and worry about. All my comforts are provided for and even the odd shopping that I may want is done by one of them.

All in all, a comfortable and peaceful retired life which I think I have earned after a lot of stress filled times till eight years ago.  I am extremely grateful for my present lifestyle.

Lastly, I am not dressed like that bloke in the image on top.  This is my normal every day look.  Very comfortable and functional for my current lifestyle.

This is my contribution to this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Shackman. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

14 thoughts on “Breaktime – how do you relax when you get a moment?”

  1. Being on permanent break from work is wonderful when you have no one to be accountable to outside the home and can mostly do as you want. I know some people who claim to be busier now and work harder than they ever did back when they had a job. As an example, after retiring from his job as the local high school band director, Karen’s youngest brother has taken his hobby farm and made it into a near full-time venture. Not us! We stay as busy as we feel like, doing whatever we feel like doing — and sometimes take a break from that to do something else we like to do.
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  2. Indeed, you look like a high priest or a famous guru. I imagine a huge queue of people off-camera waiting to get your advice on some pressing concern (and yes, I know you DO give advice).

    How do I relax when I get a moment? Well, being retired, I don’t have to wait for a relaxing moment, they come along all the time! My favourite pastime is reading – several hours a day, on average.

  3. I’m retired as well, and of late I’ve got more and more “homebody mode” – some of that to do with health reasons but also this current climate of 2020 has created that avenue for me. Earlier in the 2020 issues, I didn’t like this home, I have but as time has wore on – it’s growing on me. And I like that even with “home alone status” it means I don’t have to answer to no one…and I’ve slowly overcome what I can’t change (this is a rental apt) ….

    1. I have been following your posts on your life style and can relate. You are doing just fine and I hope that you will soon overcome all the things that you cannot change.

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