Vigilant
Notice even the slightest of your cravings and aversions.
Use them as tools for the practice of Equanimity.
Break the grip of these discomforts from ruling over you.

Excellence

In our greatest challenge we may find our most intensive spiritual growth.

And be ye not like those who forget God,

and whom He hath therefore caused

to forget their own selves.

Are there any other steps I can take to prevent becoming entrapped by my habitual inclinations? 

And thou mightest seen the sun when it arose, 

pass on the right of their cave, and when it set,

leave them on the left. This is one of the signs of God.

Guided indeed is he whom God guideth.