As we age our priorities change. After age 60, our focus lessens on work as most of our career goals have probably been met, and concerns about family and life meaning begin to predominate our thoughts. Our bodies, as well, have changing needs which requires many of us to pay more attention and care about what we eat and how we tend to our physical temple.
The issue of mattering and having a purpose is a primary factor in living a full life after retirement. Now that your work identity is no longer and social contacts shift, finding a path of meaning can provide you with the most satisfaction. Whether it’s following a dream, trying something new (which is not so simple) or making room for a contemplative path; your time is important and it’s important to make time for what stirs you.