Retired and not planned for it
When I first retired I wasn't ready for it. I was financially ready but I found I was depressed about a year after my retirement. To be fair that is because I took an IT consulting job from November to May of 2011.
I went to counseling once a month from Sept to January but I seemed to be controlling those sessions and wasn't getting much out of it. I am 62 and I am still searching for something.
How does anyone manage the boredom everyday (especially those days you aren't doing your hobbies)?
I retired gracefully from my company. I felt that I needed to move on so it wasn't a difficult decision and my company was great about it.
This is what the retirement transition is all about. So many go through this and few speak about it.... so I hope more will on my site here. Thanks!
You are suddenly without your work identity -- so who are you now? What will you do with the rest of your life? We can't become simple couch potatoes. That's why I work on this website, keeps my mind busy and challenged.
What will you do daily to keep busy? In time, its not quite as important to be busy.. but during the transition, its best to do something until you adjust to the new retirement lifestyle.