How I conquered the emotion discomfort of retirement
When I retired 4 years ago I felt lonely, bored, mildly depressed and anxious. Then the pandemic hit which made things worse.
Then I remembered something my former boss emailed to to the firm I worked for:
"Do one thing you don’t want to do."
It’s working for me. I learned to keep moving. I now do a lot of volunteering, keep physically fit from gym workouts, play golf and more. The most important activity for me is social interaction.
At times mild depression and anxiety return. However, I handle it by keeping it in perspective and not let it get me angry that I’m having those feelings. I stay productive with the mild depression and anxiety and have a "so what?" attitude.
I also have idle times taking naps in front of the tv.
Hope this helps.