When a career comes to an end and it is time to retire, many people worry that life will not be as fulfilling as it previously was. This can be especially true for military servicemembers because they have spent their entire work life serving others. Military members may worry that their life after service will be bland and lackluster in comparison. However, there are plenty of ways to enrich your life during retirement. Check of the five examples below of ways to get the most out of your retirement. 

1. Have a hobby
One of the worst things you can do during retirement is sit around twiddling your thumbs. That is not to say that some downtime is not acceptable or enjoyable. In fact, you should take time for yourself. Yet, having a hobby can help you spend your time in a more enjoyable way. Consider taking up fishing, sewing, writing or music. Anything you find fun and relaxing can make your retirement that much more special. 

2. Consider a part-time job
Some people are programmed with infallible energy. If you are one of these people and retirement is not an appealing idea to you, perhaps you should think about taking a part-time job. This will allow you to keep busy and continue working all while leaving you enough time to enjoy your life after service. Good part-time jobs for retirees include retail work, volunteerism and paid tutoring. Click here for a look at more part-time jobs that are great for retirement.

3. Focus on family and friends
You have spent your entire life working and serving others. Retirement is your opportunity to commit your time and energy to the relationships that make your life special. Get to know your grandkids better, take a family vacation and get together with your friends on a regular basis. Maintaining good social relations can make retirement an extremely fun and enriching time. 

4. Travel
The world is a thrilling place full of life and culture. Spending your entire life working makes it difficult to get out and travel. However, retirement is the perfect chance to see the world. Use your free time and some of your savings to explore new cities and make memories with the ones you love most. There are also many places that offer vacation discounts and travel packages to military veterans and their families. 

5. Make some investments
You have saved money your entire career, but it is always nice to have some extra money to pass on to loved ones and to make your life in retirement comfortable. Consult a financial advisor who can help you make your nest egg just a little better off. Extra money can mean a more exciting retirement and a better legacy for your family. 

Retirement is a time for enjoyment and relaxation. No one, servicemembers especially, should be able to let go of the reins and make the most of their retirement. Perhaps the advice above could help you make your life after service the best time.