One month retired - sleeping 12 hours a day!
by Carole K
Hello all. First post. I retired from a stressful job on Dec 19 after 50 years in the work force (I'm 69).
All I want to do is sleep, relax and not do ANYTHING I don't want to. My sleep time is all skewed: I sleep all day and stay up all night.
I talked to my doctor and she said "listen to your body". My friends tell me to just consider this a "detoxing" time, and that I should ease into things and find out who the "real" me is.....perhaps I am a night person?
Anyway, I miss getting up with the sun still shining feeling the energy to go out to exercise. I made a lot of changes on Jan 1 - I stopped my heavy drinking and started my low carb diet.
My sister says my body is in "shock" and trying to adjust....another friend say I should "hibernate" this winter and then in the Spring feel renewed and ready to face retirement... dunno about that...
I keep beating myself up for being so lazy... another friend said when she retired from the State she slept for 2 months before she got motivated to get on with her life.. anyway, I am asking if any of you went thru this "sleep and don't do anything" phase, and how long did it last? Thanks, Carole K.