Many people had advice for me when I decided to leave the 9-5 Club. A forwarded e-mail reminded me that decisions about fitness and nutrition made at this time will reverberate through the rest of my life. I painted a shed today after a lunch of salad from a neighbor's garden, so I think I'm OK there, so far.
Other tips from friends:
Do at least one productive thing each day.
You'll have good days and bad days.
Don't take work home from the office.
From friends who are already retired or part-time, the most common comment is: "Isn't it fun?"
Yes, it is!