Retirement stress and general male anxiety in older men is quite common and should not be ignored.
It could ruin the time of your life when you should be enjoying yourself now that you have more free time for yourself.
So what causes the older male to become stressed and anxious, here are some of the most common causes:
It is very important that these worries and stresses are not ignored as depression can often follow if left unmanaged.
Keep Busy – Find a new hobby, go back to college (it's never too late to learn), take a part time job or help out as a volunteer.
Stay active and fit – make gentle exercise a part of your daily routine. A strong body is a body which fights stress. Tai Chi is a good option for the older person as a gentle form of exercise.
Meet new people – Join a local social group or take up a hobby which requires going to meetings every week. Social contact is a great stress buster.
Consider getting a pet for companionship. Dogs and cats also help to lower blood pressure by helping you to relax. A dog will also keep you active and may even help you to meet fellow dog walkers in the park.
Learn to unwind and relax – Use meditation and other stress relief techniques daily.