I’m a writer now that I have retired, and find it very stimulating, but relaxing as well. Anything to keep the imagination going really helps.
Family time is “Remember When Time.” Whenever we are all together, a lot of stories of past adventures are shared.
Also, I have made it a priority to build some memories. Even a small thing like dinner out can become a memory. Imagine when you are watching your rations, and your stomach in growling being able to remember a great steak dinner you had. Will not make you any less hungry, but having the attitude of gratitude for meals previously enjoyed can be a spirit lifter.