Plan what you’re going to do with the free time you will have on your hands.
Consider creating a new daily routine.
Be positive, enjoy spending time with retired friends, go out and do things – believe that you still have a contribution to make.
Feeling good about yourself, your achievements and your ability to manage new challenges is essential.
You could phase your retirement, retiring gradually after reducing days worked per week. This can ease the culture shock and provide time to acclimatise to a new life stage.
Or take up a part-time paid or unpaid role, such as consulting or board membership, to increase income and challenge your brain.