What are your biggest worries on the 1st and 2nd? Keeping them bottled up doesn't help, so tell them to anyone who will listen. Setting concrete goals also works, and it helps to give yourself a pat on the back as you accomplish one and then have a pep talk before starting another. You can get by with just the essentials on the 3rd and 4th, but what fun is that? Not much! Treat yourself to something you've been wanting for a long time, and don't feel like you have to justify it to anyone. You deserve the best! The 15th and 16th are filled with tests and challenges, and some of them have a significant impact on your future. Make sure you're as prepared as possible, and don't give up until you've done your very best. You may appear to be high-maintenance on the 22nd and 23rd, but that's not the way you see it. Your sense of self-confidence is a blessing, not a curse. You have to deal with reliability issues on the 28th and 29th, but if personnel is your problem, there are more dependable people available. Expand your search area and don't create more drama than you need to.