Be aware of the adjustments involved in the retirement transition process; take your time, be kind to yourself. It may take 18 to 36 months to adjust. A satisfying retirement typically requires some work.
Think about what work has brought you. Are there things you need to replace in retirement?
Early on adopt a small daily/weekly schedule; maybe a regular exercise schedule or lunch dates. But do enjoy the luxury of time: not having to rush in a shopping line, taking time to slow cook a meal, being able to “visit”.
Have something to wake up for. Think about purpose. It doesn’t have to be something that will change the world: helping others in simple ways, creating art or music for yourself, writing, planning a garden, or getting exercise in each day are all purposeful activities. Redefine what “work” can be.
Have a social support. Be ready to work at this. Develop friends in a variety of areas, of ages, of intimacy levels.
Have a high level of activity both physical and emotional. Take some risks, stay curious. (Have a healthy spouse).
Work on perspective, humor, gratitude