A great list to begin the initial transition into retirement. The authors list ten steps that might help you navigate the early stages of retirement.
Which actually starts before you retire.
As the authors point out, this actually starts before you retire. They also point out it is important to understand that retirement is a process. They say “just like the first time you broke up with a true love. A blow, perhaps, followed by mourning, then a question about the future, finally by liberation and creativity.”
“It helps to have some idea what happens at the beginning.”
I would add that preparing before making the transition (if you situation allows) helps people make a smoother transition.