Unfortunately, that can be a negative as well, because it's difficult returning to that routine.
My routine was disrupted in several ways:
My husband took time off during the holidays, so he was home a lot more than usual.
We had several Christmas parties and social events in December.
After a long year of traveling and promoting, I decided to take a break.
Outside of seeing a couple movies, we didn't venture from the house.
We had Christmas toys to play with!!
While it gave me time to work on several big projects, it also sent me into withdrawl mode. I'm half extroverted Sanguine and half introverted Melancholy, and usually I can maintain a happy balance between the two. However, I think I slipped a little too far one direction these past few weeks, and now I find myself with the task of reving up the outgoing part again. Writing can be a lonely life and many authors are naturally introverted, but as a speaker, I can't afford to get stuck in that phase. And with the last book in my YA series coming out in two and a half months, I really gotta rev it up fast!
How do you feel about withdrawing from the world? Is it a place of comfort? Is it the norm for you? Or if you succumb to the temptation, is it difficult to climb back out of that hole?