How does it feel?

 

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.