By Dr. Daniel Amen

1. Breathe. Take 2 minutes every day, slow your breathing, and ask yourself the purpose of the holiday season. It is a time of celebration, not stress.

2. Maintain your good habits. Many vendors and a lot of other people will try to shove bad food and drink down your throat. Say no. Being smart today will save you a lot of work and pain in January.

3. Work hard to get good sleep. It will help you make good decisions throughout the holiday season.

4. Instead of going out for dinner with friends, go for walks. See the lights on foot, then warm up for brain healthy green tea.

5. Give the gift of brain health to those you love, with brain smart puzzles, dancing lessons, and smoked wild salmon.