During this time of year I schedule fewer appointments and call upon others less to focus on rest with my family outside of my normal work load. These are some of the sweetest times of the year for me because rest for a laboring man is sweet.
I find it interesting that God commanded us to labor for six days and then to rest on the seventh, which is actually the full commandment. We often think that God told us to simply rest on the seventh day, but He actually told us to first work for six days and THEN to rest. (Exodus 20:9, 35:2)