Scared of retirement decision

I turn 55 in June and for retirement, and I must give 2 months notice... Which means in 10 days time.

Due to exchange rate situation (which is very complex to explain), once I turn 55 my expected pension begins to reduce gradually right from one month after my 55th birthday.

So I started mental preparation to disengage on my 55th birthday. But now 10 days to that day, am scared out of my wits.

There's no volunteer jobs in my environment and my kids are all grown and live abroad. I have shifted the goal post for another 6 months. I don't know if I will ever be mentally prepared. My pension is good if I go at 55 so not scared of financial issues.

Just scared of boredom.

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Ease into it
by: Anonymous

You didn't mention if you like your present job or not. If you still like going to work, keep working! Work as long as you can stand it.

I think retirement is easier if you "ease" into it. I had lined up a part time job for after I retired at the young age of 54 and I did that for three years until I was ready to be fully retired.

Now I volunteer a few afternoons a week, so I am still "out there" doing something with my time.

Plan for it and it will go smoother.

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