So, Dr. Phil does have some good advice sometimes. Here are some questions to consider in changing your attitude for 2009. 1) Is what you are doing in your life working? 2) Are your payoffs healthy? 3) Are you getting in the way of your own success? 4) Are you making everyone else happy except yourself? 5) Is the cost of what you are doing too high? 6) Are you living with a chip on your shoulder? 7) Has it been too long since you relaxed? 8) Have you gotten too comfortable? 9) Are you being spiritually fed? and 10) Are you low on your own priority list?

Take time this holiday season to audit yourself and make an effort to commit to real change.

What about holiday stress?

During this holiday season, pay attention to your expectations?. If we can keep our expectations in realistic lines focused on traditions, serving ourselves and others and recognizing this as another day, we can enjoy it for what it is not be angry for what it is not. 

Holidays are also a time when we become so busy that we fail to put in time for self-care and things that can help us tremendously such as relaxing, exercising and practicing moderation.  Have a family discussion on what means the most to you and them and then organizing what needs to be done allows everyone to have a part in the planning, preparation and enjoyment of the holiday.

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Dr. Mike