10. Don't Compare Yourself.
One of the fastest ways to rob yourself of your joy is to compare yourself to someone else, or to who you think you should be. Put yourself on a comparison diet over the holidays. Every time you find yourself thinking or saying a comparison, stop, change the channel in your head, and say something that you are grateful for in your life or something that you love about yourself. Ask your friends to do the comparison diet with you. You'll all be happier.
Christine Arylo is the popular author of Choosing ME before WE, www.mebeforewe.com and Co-founder of Inner Mean Girl Reform School. Download a free stress and Grinch free holiday call at www.innermeangirl.com.