Retirement from work for some people entails an abrupt shift from work to nonwork; for others a gradual shift via the pathway of part-time work.
Suppose you are engaged in that gradual shift, via part-time work. What are some of the feelings you can have that might indicate that you are on your way to full retirement? Here are some potential signs:
· You are losing track of time, deadlines having become less common
· You no longer need to find free time, as it is “everywhere” in your life
· You feel “retired”, which I admit is not a well-defined term!
· You talk less about “we” when discussing your colleagues at work
The point I want to make is that you don’t need to sleepwalk into retirement. When these feelings come upon you it may be the time to talk to a coach.
Retirement: You won’t know what it is like until you get there.