Know your demons

It’s irresponsible not to have vices—they provide a pressure valve to life—but being aware of your vices and the extent to which they introduce negativity into your life is imperative. Know the negative things that excite you and that you enjoy—e.g., drinking alcohol—and work to build your self-awareness around those activities. In other words, know what you’re doing when you engage with them (i.e., when you’ve had too much) so that you don’t fall down a rabbit hole that threatens your long-term well-being.