- Keeping a monthly budget. Why? It was becoming a time waster and a source of worry rather than a help.
- Creating mental to-do lists. If you remember them, they drive you nuts. If you forget them, you get mad about it. As an alternative, I write out my to-do lists and only keep the necessities.
- Eating sweets everyday. Although I can get away with it now, I won’t be able to in a few years. It will catch up with me. Thus, I better quit now. Only holidays and special occasions.
- Reading a book per day. How? I retire to my office at 8:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, and Sunday. I skim read or speed read, depending on what the content of the book necessitates. Only 3 hours per book, max.
- Preparing a mini-teaching per week. It’s a good exercise to draw together the things I read, write, or meditate on thru any given week. I share it on Friday nights with a small group of guys.
- Pushups, situps, and stretching. I hate doing these, not because I hate exercise, but because I would rather bike or play softball. It’s just not warm enough yet.
That’s what I’m doing. What are you doing? What have you kicked and what are you starting?