This is sort of a follow-up to the thread What's wrong with you? I listed some of my own faults: I'm making this thread for myself and for others who want to work at being a better person. As of today I'm going to try and tackle my faults head on, at least the ones that should be possible to change. Being a procrastinator, I figured it would be bad strategy to do it step by step since I would surely just put off going to the next step all the time. Here's my plan. I will make rules for myself that I need to follow to get out of my bad habits. This commitment will stress me up and I know I will make every possible excuse for myself why I can put off following the rules just that day. My favourite excuses have historically been that I have been good or worked hard in one area of my life and used that as an argument to procrastinate in others. So the first rule is that all rules have to be followed. I can change rules, but only after careful consideration and only on a sunday. The other rules by category are as follows. Neatness and House Chores Work efficiently for up to an hour every day as necessary on household chores. Laundry. Clean clothes should be folded and not left in a pile. Dishes. Should be done after every meal. Cleaning. Washing and dusting every friday afternoon. Tidying. Everything, every day. Both at home and at work. Health, Personal Care and Fitness High intensity workout for at least 45 mins at least 2 times every week. Supplemental low intensity workout for at least 30 mins for a total of 5 workouts every week. Fast walking counts as low intensity. Face wash and moisturizer two times every day. (Fighting spots) Brush teeth three times every day. (Fighting coffee stains) No burgers, no chips and no food/drink with lots of non-fruit sugar. Breakfast every morning Keeping in Touch Get back to people who have tried to contact me at first opportunity. Make a phone call or get in touch with distant friend or family at least three times every week. Work Be at work at nine o'clock every morning. Additional shareware programming efficiently for at least 10 hours every week. Not more than 20 hours. Keep a record. Personal Economy No Taxi Wish me luck. Do you want to make an effort to break your bad habits? Have you successfully completed a self-improvement project? Have you failed? Please share thoughts, strategies and experiences.