3. Know your weaknesses
In order to rebuff temptation’s advances, we need to know the areas in which we are vulnerable. Ask your closest friends to assess your weaknesses, because they’ll catch what you may fail to see. Daily journaling and reflection are also especially effective in identifying areas of weakness. By slowing down and thinking about what has happened in the day, or reading about it months or years after it happened, you can look back with hindsight and continue to improve your defenses against temptation.