I asked my daughter if she knew what settle meant and she said "to be calm". Which is exactly how I use it with them. "Kids, settle."
I like to settle into my favorite sofa with my hubby nearby in his chair. A bowl of popcorn, cuddled up on the couch. However, right now my sofa is full of laundry and I have work to do, a project to finish.
So I sit and stare at the screen and hope I can find a simpler life to settle into.