One week into retirement
by Mike Canberra
Retired at 61 from the federal government service and am now one week into retirement after 43 years at work. Not missing work one bit.
Went through a great deal of anxiety pre-retirement before making that big decision. Now I feel it was right and have no regrets.
I have been a bit lazy this last week however I realise I need to get back into it and set myself some goals each day.
I exercise very day, walk for an hour or swim for 40 minutes which is the best way to beat anxiety.
My advice to anyone having anxiety prior to retirement is to manage your lifestyle carefully the usual way, exercise, good food, good sleep, no alcohol or other drugs.
Don't hesitate to get professional help from a psychologist if the anxiety and depression is getting on top of you.