The average retiree gets bored of life in retirement just 10 months after leaving work. Here’s what they miss
The workplace banter and colleagues
54% said the retirement glow wore off because they missed the camaraderie they had at work.
Your job title (and the feeling of importance that goes with it)
Lots of people define themselves by what they do for a living – even carrying this over into retirement. How will you describe yourself when you are retired?
The stress and satisfaction of a job well done
Skipton found that once retired, four in ten felt their mind was no longer being pushed and still felt capable of completing a full time job.
The routine of a 9-5, five days a week
Loneliness, boredom, and the feeling of ageing quickly were all cited as reasons why retirement wasn’t as enjoyable as they had imagined.
Time away from the other half
Four in ten couples find it impossible to live with each other during retirement as they’re just not used to spending so much time together after working for so long.
Being kept busy and out of the house
19% of retirees thought daytime television was ‘awful’, 24% said the great British weather stopped them getting out and about as much as they would have liked, and 14% felt were taken for granted a little by family.
31% struggle to cope without their monthly wage packet.
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