Is volunteering worth your time and energy?
A majority of my clients are in retirement or they will be retired within the next 5 years or so. These relationships give me some great insight in to what retirement can be, for better or for worse. I have found over the years that my healthiest and even more importantly, happiest clients in retirement are those who are quite busy. I am often told that they do not know how they had the time to work as they feel even busier now and they are loving it!
Most of these busy individuals are doing some sort of volunteer work. You have probably heard people say that as a volunteer they get more out of it than they feel the person or organization they are helping is gaining from the relationship. And if you have given some of your time and energy to someone besides yourself, you know this to be true.