Rituals and Routines in Retirement

My brother, who is retired, lives in Athens and we were going on an out of state trip.  I was to make the 45 minutes trip over to his home to pick him up at 9:30am, not too early and not too late.  When I was 10 minutes out, I called him.  He was not going to be ready he said to me.  It seems he has a ritual of getting ready in the mornings and he was going to have to complete that process before we could begin our trip. He didn’t want to be rushed.

Rituals – a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone. Rituals helps you slow down, to find happiness in the smallest of things. Some have a passion to turn everyday routines into more meaningful rituals.

Enjoying rituals is one of the pleasures of retirement.There are many types of rituals you can enjoy. Here are some I have heard from residents of my Active Adult Retirement Community