We both decided to give up work before we died there and enjoy our life. A simple life does not cost a fortune so we now live on a narrowboat and cruise the inland waterways. I cannot believe the difference in my life since I stopped working. Our days are now cruising for a couple of hours, walking the dog, reading and listening to Planet Rock.
I used to enjoy driving but now avoid it like the plague. Slowing down is good, traveling everywhere at walking pace means you see more of life.