Monday Musings: “Boxing Week”
You may be familiar with the term Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26th. It is a national holiday in many countries (but not in the U.S.). It has evolved over time into a retail and shopping day, particularly in the U.K.
In the last 20 years, Boxing Day has extended to become “Boxing Week.” This is the week immediately following Christmas Day through New Years Day. I like to think of this as the week following the holiday hangover. It’s when you lose track of the day, spend too much time on the couch, maybe host another Christmas gathering, eat leftovers and more sweets. It’s what many of us need before returning to work, school and beginning a new year.
I’ll be spending my Boxing Week doing many of the things listed above. You can also add cleaning, planning for 2022, reading and exercising. My days won’t have much structure but I still plan to be productive.
My last year was challenging and rewarding. We moved into a new home, completed several house projects/improvements, sent my oldest to high school and I started a new job. Not to mention that COVID-19 still affects our lives in many ways.
I’m planning to enjoy this next week. Savor it. I’m looking forward to 2022, but I need these last days of 2021.