I have always liked the couple of days after Christmas. The craziness of the days before Christmas are over and now there is a time of simple quiet. Oh, it’s a quiet that won’t last more than a day or two; but they are welcome days after the rush and busy schedules of the holiday.
I find the days between Christmas and the New Year a time of little, if any, stress. There is not much to do during this in between time. These few days are a time of reflection and rest before the beginning of the new year and all the plans and expectations and resolutions made at the end of the old year.
Me? I have no great plans for next year, I don’t know what to expect, and I won’t make New Year’s resolutions. What I know from experience is that things will happen, planned or not, expect the unexpected because there are always surprises, and making resolutions is a waste of time, they are sure to be forgotten. This mindset may seem unwise and unexciting and non-productive to all the type A personality people, driven to do more, get more, and be more. But it works for me.