Three times a day, use your will-power to take actions that you do not
feel like doing.
Start off with some minor tasks that you know would be helpful to you
but you tend to procrastinate. For example, you can apply this to acts
of kindness that you could easily do, but tend to put off. Or, you can
apply this to doing things for your spiritual well-being and to your
After maintaining this for one month, you will find that you have
achieved greater self-mastery
(see Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv - Chochmah Umussar, vol.1, p.65)
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