During this time of year, I fight doing too much, as most do. But I really burrow in with intention, because when I was a child, I would ALWAYS get sick at Christmas. It was too much for me. My eldest child is a lot like I am, and he made one request for Christmas break: "I don't want to go anywhere."
I plan to live in the little family bubble, and emerge when we are all ready. Last night, it was a Saturday night, and we went to the library, loaded up on books. We came home (it was about 6:30p), snuggled under blankets and read. It was silent.
Give yourself permission for the quiet this year, if that is what you seek. Happy Holidays and thanks for reading!