High school graduation day: It's supposed to be one of the best days of your high school career, right? Not necessarily. As with any other other major life event, graduation can be a tangle of positive and negative emotions, which can easily turn this happy day into a stressful one. Sure, exams are over and you know you passed your classes, but you now have to deal with a frenzy of friends, family, photos, speeches and crowds -- not to mention sadness over leaving your friends and worries about what college may have in store.
But graduation day should be a time for celebration, not anxiety and dread. It's a time to step back and pat yourself on the back for a job well-done and a major life milestone accomplished, and to set aside your fears about the future to simply enjoy how far you've come. Click through the slideshow below for 5 ways to minimize anxiety on your commencement day -- and make sure that your last days of high school are as amazing as they can possibly be.
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