After spending decades in the workplace, retirement may sound attractive. But many people develop second thoughts soon after leaving their jobs.
Just because someone is 65 or older doesn’t mean they’re ready to stop working. Some people miss their workplace colleagues and the sense of purpose that came from holding a job.
“If you’re an energetic person who wants to feel alive, you’re not going to feel happy sitting back and watching TV in retirement,” said Liliane Choney, executive director of ReVisions Resources, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors live independently.
Other recent retirees frightened by the recent pandemic-inspired stock market swoon may have second thoughts about their decision to abandon a steady paycheck.
If you’re motivated and in good health, returning to work is often the right thing to do. Here are some signs that it is time to unretire.