Just retired, anxious and struggling
I've just retired and I'm finding it really challenging. I am anxious - never really was before and it's debilitating.
It's a lot of different things that I think led to this-- I hadn't had time to prepare for retiring. Everyone's circumstances are different - I'm usually a planner but my life was overloaded with care giving for my parents who recently passed so don't have many friends or hobbies.
My parents passed away in the past couple of years. I do have a meditation practice that helps and I do have a regular exercise class. I've signed up the for the class and hope it helps. Thanks for sharing your story - it helps to know that others find it rocky at first too.