You have retired, done the paper work, turned off the alarm, What now?
It is very important to keep some structure to your daily life.
Take a sheet of paper and write down 5 things that you would like to do.
Retiring in good health is an amazing gift. What is more, for those of us who reach 65 in reasonable good health, our life expectancy is another 20 -25 years with continued good health and a high level of contentment.
Use this time wisely to do whatever you have always had in the back of your mind. This could be trying something new, learning a new skill, writing a book, joining a choir, going back to a childhood passion., keeping fit, improving your cooking, travelling to favourite places.
Decide that you are actually going to achieve in 2 of these areas. Draw up a realistic plan on how you are going to achieve this. Decide that you will take one step forward everyday. Focus your attention on the best way forward. Make contact with people who can help you. Use a notebook to monitor your progress. At the end of each week, take some time to monitor what is working and what is not. Change your goals accordingly. Watch out for new possibilities that present themselves. Add these to your list. Cross off items as you achieve.