Out of the Slump
(Surrey, BC Canada)
I too suffered depression and anxiety when I retired at age 69.
Had a list of things to do but didn't seem to be motivated. Would look at the list and get bad anxiety and just go take a nap, ha, ha. I slept for 10 months and then seemed to come out of my slump.
I seemed to have my old energy back and I started doing things. Singing on my walk with the dog (not loudly), singing around the house, I started baking a lot (something I love to do but no time with working) and then I started taking over making the dinners. My husband has cooked for us always and now I took that over. I am enjoying myself at last.
Finally organizing things around the house and getting things done at last. Feeling much better.
Before I felt aimless and lost. I still don't like going out shopping but at least it doesn't cause me such anxiety anymore. Suddenly I am happy again and I am determined to start loving retirement. Especially the naps, ha, ha.