As this Yahoo Finance article points out the results of a combination of a pandemic coupled with the related economic recession has pushed more people into retirement. Many of these unexpectedly moving into a new and unplanned phase of their lives.
What is not discussed in the article is the mental, social, emotional toll that people also go through during this transition- whether planned or not. If you are going through a similar situation, or know someone who is, reach out to a retirement coach to help you sort out your options, help you create a plan, guide you on your journey, and hold you accountable for realizing this next chapter of your life.
I posted a similar article recently that looked at the statistics of this situation.