You already know you’re supposed to plan for retirement. You save according to a plan and will be able to retire when your plan says you have enough. But knowing how you will spend your money is only part of the equation. You also need to plan how you will spend your time.
But your retirement life probably won’t follow that plan. In fact, it’s also important to spend as much time as possible during retirement deviating from the plan. If you want a happy, fulfilling retirement, be flexible. Alan Spector and Keith Lawrence explain why it’s so important to deviate from your plan, in their book, Your Retirement Quest: 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement. Here’s why they say to go with the flow in retirement.