Retirement is a huge step for many and you need to have things in place that will allow you to keep busy during your new found free time. Who wants to retire and simply sit on the couch watching television all day, no one.
Make sure you have the infrastructure in place before you retire. Work on getting involved with hobbies, volunteer work and other meaningful ways to use this time. By getting things in place beforehand you will increase your likelihood of creating a happy and meaningful retirement.