If you know that you’re going to a dinner or event this weekend that will be difficult to manage:

1. Write out a plan (a mental plan is too easy to change)

2. Write out Response Cards that might be helpful.

Set an alarm so that you don’t forget and read your plan, your Response Cards, and your Advantages List before going to the event. As you’re reading your Advantages List, remind yourself, “The reason I’m going to stick to my plan is that I can achieve all these things. It’s worth it!