Retirement is something to fondly look forward to, where every day is Saturday, and you can spend your time however you please.
Research has shown that it can take about two years to adjust to a new retirement normal, with 30% of retirees citing transition to retirement as emotionally challenging. TransAmerica reports in their 2017 Retirement Study that 97% of retirees with a sense of purpose report being happy in retirement.
There are a few things you can do to help make the transition go smoothly:
Testing the waters before committing can ensure that you are setting yourself up for a lasting, enjoyable experience rather than a novelty sense of enjoyment that quickly fades.