Some of the common non-financial challenges and opportunities often encountered in transitioning to retirement, especially early retirement, include:

  • Dealing with a loss of identity when you leave work - and crafting a new one
  • Managing change
  • Building new social networks and relationships
  • Cultivating health and wellness
  • Finding a new sense of purpose in your retirement life
  • Aligning with your spouse or partner’s vision
  • Investing your time in meaningful ways
  • The upsides and downsides of part-time work, consulting, entrepreneurship and/or volunteering
  • Opportunities for life-long learning
  • Staying active - without becoming overcommitted