Most of my friends are finally retired now. Some worked longer than others.
Retirement is filled with time, but it’s quickly being used up. There’s nothing you can do to stop it, but there’s a great deal you can do to make it count. Sometimes people switch demographics, you have to deal with unpredictable economic markets and rising health care costs.
The wasted and idle moments in your life add up. If you always have something ready to do with them, they can add up to great value in your life.
I noticed that some people still procrastinate knowing that they have more time now. In fact, the limits on your time are really a blessing in disguise. Those limits motivate you to use your time in the ways that are most meaningful.
You are more aware of your health and try to take better care of yourself. You will experience feeling lonely at times especially if you are a widow/widower and living away from your family.
It is important to surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you are in need. People who would never take advantage of you. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
Eat healthy, exercise and keep a good sense of humor. Keep your family close. Keep yourself busy. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets. I didn't say it would be easy!