What are you planning for your retirement? Are you excited about your plans? If you are thinking that you can't wait to sleep as long as you want and do whatever you please, you might want to reconsider your options.
There is nothing wrong with looking forward to freedom from the alarm, but that will quickly become quite boring if when you finally get up, you have nothing much to do but get a new tube of toothpaste.
Retirement can be something really special if you find a new and exciting activity to pursue. Did you have an idea of something to do when you were younger that you stopped pursuing because you had to make a living? Do you have an activity that you never pursued but you always wanted to? This is the time to take it seriously and make it a priority.
If you don't have something exciting to pursue your brain will begin to go to mush and your body will begin to deteriorate. You will be like an old car that has not been driven for a long time.
There is a very popular book out called "What makes Olga Run?" It is about a 93-year-old runner who also does senior Olympics. She is 93! She didn't start running until she was in her 60s. She is a wonderful role model for retirees.
This can be the most creative and fun time in your life if you find your passion. Go for it!