Retired & Awake at 8am?
I lived for the weekends when I could sleep till ten. And I did, with no problem.
Then I decided to retire at 65 and now I wake up at 8 and stare at the ceiling filled with anxiety on the verge of a panic attack!
Not that I've ever had one but I can feel it coming on soon. I've been a working person since I was 16 and thought I would LOVE to be a free spirit and enjoy life. Now, I am scared to death!
I consider myself an intelligent person who knows that I should either do something part time, start a little business on the side or volunteer. But, the problem is I can't START anything. Can't seem to get off dead center.
My co workers, who I thought would be calling me for lunch or a drink after work have just moved on to the next co worker or probably have LIVES of their own. I kind of, sort of did this with co workers in my past who retired. Now I'm on the other side of that coin.
I am a widow with a relationship that just ended so that adds to my feelings of desertion and lack of self worth right now.
So, in conclusion, I know what I should do and get off my lazy but, go out there, volunteer, take classes, etc but how do I get the desire and motivation to do it?