Or that you have to stop yourself from doing too much of.
For me, it’s checking my blood sugar. My diabetes was diagnosed last year after a swift and preciptious decline in my visual acuity, followed by a trip to the hospital when my doctor looked at my blood sugar, turned white, checked it again, and turned whiter. That put the fear of God in me about keeping it under control, let me tell you, and I’m religious about taking my meds, getting daily treadmill time, avoiding sweets, etc.
But I have to keep reminding myself NOT to check my blood sugar constantly, particularly as I don’t have insurance now. Even the cheap strips from Walgreens are 50 cents a pop, and I have an inclination to check my glucose levels more than is meaningful. Six times a day (for tight control) is one thing. But because I’m so fearful of losing my sight, I’m tempted to do even more, and I have to remind myself that there’s no point to getting up, checking my blood sugar first thing and seeing that it’s okay, then checking it again half an hour after breakfast. The second reading gives me no useful information and is basically throwing away a strip.
What about the rest of you? What’s good for you in theory that you have to remind yourself not to OVERdo?