Yesterday, in the middle of the afternoon, I stopped what I was busy doing and made myself a cup of tea. I don't often do this, and I don't know why. The Brits have solved world problems and wars over just such a thing, and the Japanese and Chinese have taken tea ceremonies to an art form.
Having a hot cup of tea can be as simple as just putting the kettle on or as elaborate as setting down and having high tea with scones and teacakes.
So during this busy time of year, or anytime for that matter, make time for yourself - whether it be with an elaborate teapot and beautiful teacup or the kettle and your old cup at the kitchen table. It is such a civil thing to do, don't you think?