- Getting rid of television. When you find yourself watching reruns of Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, it is time.
- No more self help books of any description. This includes books on Buddhist meditation and books like Bee Leper: How I caught Leprosy, Taught Teen Mothers how to Keep Bees, and got my Groove Back and any similar titles of narrative nonfiction with an improving bent. Sorry Julie Powell and Eliz. Gilbert, I’ll read your latest in 2011. Maybe.