Fear of Boredom in Retirement

According to Family Service Canada, boredom is the number one reason for dissatisfaction in retirement. Without a person’s routine and social contacts of the workplace, many people feel alone and disengaged from their usual social circle.

You are going to have a lot more time (at least 8 hours / day or 2000 days / year) and anywhere from 20 – 30 years + of life in retirement available to pursue personal interests or hobbies. How will you spend all this extra time?

Now is the time to start planning now BEFORE you retire to start thinking about what you would like to do in your retirement.

What do you love to do? Is it sports, being creative, reading, travelling, gardening, volunteering? What are your interests? What did you love to do as a kid? What did you love to do when you we’re in high school? As a young adult? Or before the kids were born? How will you want to spend an ordinary day?

Fears can be debilitating as they can stop us from achieving our dreams and doing the things we want to do. So, don’t let your fears stop you from living the life you want.

Identify, understand and take action to overcome your fears. These are important steps in preparing yourself psychologically for your retirement.

Visit www.powerupyourretirement.com to watch the ‘Ten Most Common Fears About Retirement’ Masterclass video.

Marielle Gauthier, owner and principal of Redworks Communications, is a certified Results coach; an Associate Certified Coach (ACC); and a Conversational Intelligence Coach. 

To receive updates about Marielle’s retirement coaching program, training and webinars or for more information on coaching services contact Marielle at marielle@redworkscoaching.com or visit www.powerupyourretirement.com.