You Keep Yourself Happy
Work can be fulfilling. The chance to work with other people, help solve problems, build something, contribute to a goal, and organize other people, all offer a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Even when work is a chore, it’s also a way to feel like you’ve accomplished something and that you’re needed. Also, if you stop working and suddenly find yourself out of sorts, you’ll probably make life a lot less happy for your family and loved ones.
You Keep Yourself Healthy
Though it may not feel like it, your job can be a good way to keep you healthy. If your job keeps you active, allows you to regularly interact with others, and keeps your mind challenged with new obstacles and ideas, there’s a good chance your job is helping you stay healthy. After that, all you have to do is make sure you eat well take care of yourself.
You Keep Yourself Busy
Though some retirees are able to easily transition into the post-work world, others find their free time to be unusually stressful. Not having a job to go to can be a difficult experience, especially when you’ve spent your life working and have developed a routine. To more easily deal with the increased amount of free time, you may want to consider volunteering or keeping a part-time job even if you don’t need the money.