Why retirement is bad for you. by Steven Berglas, Forbes.com
It is all about what happens when we spend every day in a vacuum of nothingness and it actually now has a serious sounding name.
This is taken directly from the article and I urge all to go to the Yahoo Finance page and read the whole thing.
"I call this idleness-borne syndrome Supernova Burnout. Unlike other forms of fatigue, this brand of burnout is very private and self-condemnatory. Those who suffer from it experience chronic trepidation, despondency or depression. In some cases they turn to alcohol, abandon their loved ones or fall prey to some other form of self destruction."
Wow! Doesn't that sound serious? My dear mom said many times that if you sit down, you get old quick. (She was driving her own Buick and led a vibrant life until 3 months before she died at 85.)
So start getting hobbies and interests lined up and figure out what you'll do when you do retire 'cause you didn't work all these years to have this happen, did you?