12/26/2013 10:20 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 6

Rest: Hibernation

After Christmas, lethargy takes over. It's the comedown after all the festivities, the settling in to the notion that there are a few long months of winter ahead, and all we might really want is a long winter's nap. Well, I say, Do it! The magic of this time of year is that it is a little wintry island of rest. Give yourself permission to surrender, to let go--if only for a few hours, but even better, for a day or two. Don't make a list; don't run around on errands, just rest.

The world will wait.

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