6 months into retirement
I retired 6 months ago after working 48 years full-time in a very stressful profession. I even cashed in annual leave and LSL on occasions so work was my priority. I have been feeling a little lost since retiring.
I tried the gym in the first month but got sick of having to wipe the equipment down during covid and the lockdowns didn't help either so didn't go anymore.
I have been staying up longer at night and getting up later where I am missing half the day.
Where I use to dress in a corporate wardrobe, I am now not even bothering to put on makeup and just lounge around all day. I just think I have become totally lazy and worryingly starting to like it.
I am financially comfortable but is it a good thing to become more reclusive in retirement and feel more relaxed about yourself and sleep more or will this lead to an unhealthy future?
I am about to commence 1 day a week volunteer work which I forced myself to apply for so maybe that might motivate me to get out of the house that I seem to be hibernating in but enjoying.
So am I weird or just slowing things down my way?