So what happens to your brain when you do retire?
No matter what your previous job it required you to use your brain. Just because you no longer work, your brain still needs to. Without your brain working, you would cease to exist. Your brain delivers the messages your body requires to move, eat, see and live. So your job in retirement should be making sure your brain remains active and in good working order.
Your options for keeping your brain engaged are more varied now than ever. You can challenge your mind and your memory by taking part in board games, crossword puzzles and numerical challenges paper based or online.
Reading may seem an unlikely candidate for providing mind and memory support.
However, it appears that reading is, in fact, a good resource.
Reading hard copy or digital works the brain in some ways that you may not have considered. Reading fiction works your brain by having to remember people, their names and their place in some intricately woven story thread.
The subject Matter doesn’t really Matter.
A non-fiction readers mind is challenged to absorb and consider why this and why that in the presentation or position an author takes on a certain topic. The content may also provoke you into having an internal argument with yourself about what the book presents. e we need to continue to use our minds to make decisions, maybe not at the same level, we did while we were working, but in ways that keep them active over the longer.
In order to keep our brains working at different levels, it would be wise to ensure you keep both types of writing in you physical or digital library. Doing so will help you continue to use your mind to make decisions, maybe not at the same level, we did while we were working, but in ways that keep them active over the longer. The long-term goal should be to live well, live happily and live long. Keeping our mind intact help do that.