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7. Purge yourself of intense emotions
Keeping a journal is a helpful way to express your anger, sadness or disappointment. When you write it down, you are, in effect, transferring the emotion out of your body and onto paper. This process helps you understand what's behind the emotions, too.
8. Draw boundaries for yourself, within reason
Can I land the lead in the play? Can I drop 20 pounds by prom night? Is that possible or impossible? Reach high with your expectations, but just short of setting unattainable goals.