I WAS RECENTLY ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE A POST TO RETIREMENT AND GOOD LIVING
I would love you to visit the site and check out my post. At the same time you might want to read some of the other articles. If you could leave a comment there, I would greatly appreciate it.
HERE IS A LITTLE TEASER FROM THAT POST:
Purpose key to health & happiness in Retirement
As we age it is easy to fall into a rut or if we are alone we can withdraw into ourselves.
Without a purpose to get up and going in the mornings life can become depressing and it is unhealthy for us – both mentally and physically. I found that out when I retired!
I worked full time most of my life , raised a family, saw the children become adults and live their own lives and then suddenly as an ‘empty nester’ I felt lost and confused.
Taking early retirement to spend time with my husband who is 9 years older was something I looked forward to but after a few months the gloss had started to fade. Not because I didn’t want to spend time with him, but because I felt restless and didn’t really have a plan.
We all look forward to retirement but it can sometimes come as a shock to some of us to find that we no longer have purpose to our days. Everyone thinks it will be wonderful to ‘have time to do all of those things we have always wanted to do’ but in reality settling into retirement is not that easy.