Be Honest with Yourself
Know your weak spots and be real about the potential for succumbing to addictive urges. Be humble enough to admit that the frenetic holiday time crunch, huge expenses, yearly family tensions, and tempting pressures to overindulge in unhealthy food and drink are going to be a big challenge for your serenity and your health. As part of this humility, it's very helpful to make a mental note, or list the old habits that you've noticed tend to get retriggered during the holiday season, especially regarding overindulging in food, drink, overspending, or trying too hard to be perfect in order to cover up what's really going on for you and your family. The first step toward making things saner this year is to be honest about what's been excessive in previous years.