As a financial planner I often find new retirees making a common error: they mistake the joy of being retired with being fulfilled in retirement.
After the euphoria of, “Yay! I don’t have to go to work today!” wears off, recent retirees often feel an overall sense of loss. Specifically, common feelings are:
- A lack of social interaction
- A lack of purpose
- A feeling you’ve reached your peak and are no longer needed
- A feeling of being disconnected from society