How can you feel younger in your retirement years? This is a big question and one I am just starting to get a handle on, I think.
I am almost 67, quite healthy and am fortunate enough to not have serious financial worries. Both my wife and I are psychologists and still working about one to two days per week — just enough so we don’t have to dip into our savings. We are lucky to have flexible careers that we still love doing.
I also love playing hockey, all year-round, as well as golf and biking. These activities help me to feel younger, but not totally. They don’t fully answer a bigger dilemma: What am I going to do with the rest of my life?
How to Avoid the Abyss
I don’t want to fall into what Riley Moynes, a former financial services company CEO and author of “The Four Phases of Retirement,” calls “the abyss of insignificance” in retirement. This fall can occur when you lose structure, identity, purpose, power and relationships during retirement. Losing any of these is like…