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Old 03-22-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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[quote]A very normal reaction, it seems to me (the slight guilty feeling)[quote]
I try to reason that I have been busy working for all these years so it might take a while to accept and enjoy not always doing so. It won't happen overnight. This whole process of letting go is very interesting to me.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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I quickly forgot the day of the week.
This is what I noticed. Since I no longer go to work, I don't have that as a reference as to what day it is.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: CO
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About the guilt: a co-worker who retired a couple of years before I did gave me a great piece of advice - do one useful thing every day, no matter how small the task. Then do whatever you feel like doing, knowing you've accomplished something for the day. Guilt begone!
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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]Yes, And as I age I find that I need more breaks when I am into a chore that required physical work.[/b] Even though I am working out and improving my fitness, I find that doing one medium/big job a day is about what I care to do now.

We don't want to spend money on a cleaning service, but we might have to in a few years. Neither of us enjoys cleaning the house, but we do like having a clean house.
Fifteen minutes into my chore: "Breaktime!"
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:50 PM
 
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About the guilt: a co-worker who retired a couple of years before I did gave me a great piece of advice - do one useful thing every day, no matter how small the task. Then do whatever you feel like doing, knowing you've accomplished something for the day. Guilt begone!
That is great advice. That is something I try to do. Yesterday I cleaned the refrigerator!
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Retired one year now. When working, I found the occasional appointment such as going to the doctor, dentist or other non-work related meeting as a nice deviation many times. Now, being retired, I find they just get in the way of doing the things I enjoy.
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