Change Whether you choose to hit the buffers with an ‘it’s over’ bang, or finesse into your new status over time, it is still all about change. Perhaps you’ve been champing at the bit to be ‘after work’ for seemingly for ever, ready to relish and cherish your new freedom. But the issue of change is still a reality – for you and those dear to you. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself facing things like: Managing your time – the balance between being driven and driving others mad Stress – one of retirement’s most surprising outcomes Loss of status – too often a subtle companion to a P45 And spare a thought for those impacted by the change that has come to you. Is there someone inwardly, or outwardly, asking how they can get you out from under their feet? In which case, check out – Family. You may not want to change your new situation for the world. But don’t miss the ways this change is impacting you. What was the biggest challenge for you approaching retirement? Share your stories by joining our Facebook community and Sign Up to our blog.