Prevent yourself from falling into future traps by removing temptations in advance:
- Don’t keep certain foods in the house.
- Block yourself from certain websites.
- Mute commercials (or don’t watch TV at all).
- Don’t go to the bar.
- Stay away from certain people.
- Put money into a locked-in retirement account.
These are a few ideas.
Protect yourself from moments of weakness while in moments of strength. Now is probably one of those moments.
See Ulysses pact