I’m not sure about others, but what I am looking forward to the most is unplugging during the holidays. Just a few days of peace and quiet, without checking emails or voicemails. Courts close early tomorrow, most of the city shuts down as people go away for the last week of December, and real emergencies are reserved for hospitals and 911 calls.

Everyone these days seems so attached to their electronic devices, and I’m sure many will want to play with their latest gadgets over the holidays, but just as we try to limit our children’s time on iPads, Wii or their Nintendos, perhaps we should consider applying some limits upon ourselves. Nothing beats quality time with someone– uninterrupted by beeps, rings or typing.

Use this down time to get some rest, but also try to exercise daily, and while doing first look back at what was accomplished this year, and congratulate yourself for the things you should be proud of, then think about what goals you want to set for next year, and come up with an action plan.  Make sure to build in some rewards for yourself, like a nice vacation.

Eat and be merry with loved ones, who will undoubtedly appreciate your undivided attention.