Sometimes I prefer to stay in the bedroom even though I'm wide awake.
It's not that I don't want to be out in the living room or kitchen. I just need to have some peace and quiet and no added to dos or the worry that I'm doing something to get in someone's way.
So occasionally I'll stay next to my daughter while she sleeps and I just read. I stay very still and remain very quiet and read quietly.
I used to feel badly about this but I'm realizing this is a survival tactic for me. It's me not letting the day, the todos, the niceties and what not get to me. I just want to be in silence.