Be smart in December – and set yourself up for a happier new year

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December can be crazy – shopping crowds, stressful relatives, too much eating, drinking, and spending – too much everything!

When the end of the year is filled with excess it can really put the kibosh on your plans for a great start to a happy new year.

If you want to avoid falling into the same olds patterns as last year – and the year before – then download and print SparkPeople’s calendar of  31 daily tips for better choices through the holiday season (you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader).

These are excellent ideas for keeping this December sane – including how to:

  • Splurge wisely
  • Simplify gifts
  • De-stress
  • Just say no
  • Give back
  • Rest up
  • Stop when full
  • Stay active

Follow SparkPeople’s tips and you can ease into January with a mind, body and bank account ready to enjoy a fresh start and a happy 2008.

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