Retirement: Make New Routines
I retired in May 2017 after 26 years in the same job. It was a huge transition for me and it took a couple of months to adjust.
You have to make new routines. I joined a Yoga class 2x a week, I signed up to volunteer at an elementary school, meet friends for coffee, meet co-workers and retired co-workers for lunch. I read, crochet. The freedom is great - no rushing around on your lunch break or after work to get things done - can do your shopping, schedule appts at anytime.
I planned my retirement for 6 years, so I did not make a spur of the moment decision. I also live in a snow belt and looking forward to not having to commute to work in a snow storm!
My best advice is to keep to a simple routine (one that can be adjusted to suit). If you like volunteering there are countless opportunities! Good luck! This is a great web site of info!