Whilst leisure works brilliantly as a counterbalance to work, for many, it often has far less appeal as a way of life. Data shows that many people find retirement unsuited for them. They are often a little bored, lost, lonely or even unhappy, with no real sense of purpose or direction. For some, continuing to apply themselves in a different capacity can be the answer, whether that’s through a vocation, volunteering, community leadership, or working through entrepreneurship and employment.
Unretirement is exactly that, when people nearing or in retirement opt to continue being meaningfully productive, but in a different way or capacity to the way they were before.
Many retirees find it difficult to adjust to retirement: lack of structure, loss of professional identity, or underwhelming prospects.
Dedicating the time to shape your unretirement plan can be hugely rewarding. It will help you define your ideal unretirement in terms of:
The difficulties that you face in retirement will differ from person to person and will depend on the direction that you choose to take. However, there are some common challenges that people face when navigating retirement. It is important not to underestimate the impact of these challenges.
This time of life can be an opportunity to explore and shape your future! You might re-think traditional retirement if…
At present, we are not running any of our coaching courses, but we are currently exploring other potential initiatives to support Unretirees.