1. Smack my nafs down and get serious about those building blocks I talked about months ago. No excuse not to pray on time or read Qur’an every day. It was good while it lasted, so why can’t I keep it up? And I’ve been making this resolution for years. Argh.
2. Smack my nafs down and reduce TV watching. Here’s what I’m allowing myself to watch – Heroes, Chuck, House, Bones, Fringe, Dollhouse, Leverage, Stargate Universe and the Closer. Holy crud, when I write it all out like that, that’s a lotta tv. But I (my nafs) love it all :( Maybe for every hour of tv, I have to spend an hour for Allah (swt)? Ah, but that’s 9 hours. Yeah, but you spend 9 hours on tv, can’t you find 9 hours for Allah (swt)? *sigh* Maybe if I say I can’t just watch tv, I have to do something else, either exercise or cook or whatnot, so I’m not just sitting on my behind? Argh, why is television so so good, yet so so bad?
3. Go almost vegetarian. Meat once a week. I think I’m down to like 3 times a week, so inshaAllah this shouldn’t be too hard. What will be hard is not just replacing meat with carbs. I *heart* noodles and rice (especially with the wickedly awesome peanut sauce I just made, which can be made vegetarian with 2 T of soy sauce and no fish sauce), and it would be so easy to just fill up on that. inshaAllah more fruits and veggies, less meat.
Ok, I think that’s just about all I can handle. Small steps, baby steps and lots of tawakul inshaAllah.