Rabbi Mendel of Satanov created a new approach to the practice called Heshbon HaNefesh, “Accounting of the Soul.” He encouraged keeping a journal on how you are doing in cultivating the following 18 attributes within yourself, and I would add, your students, children and grandchildren. After the list, are several ways to work with these concepts in your life.
1. Equanimity - מְנוּחַת הַנֶפֶשׁ. Attaining skillful ability to live in balance.
2. Tolerance - סַבְלָנוּת. Growing pains lead to knowing gains, listen with an open mind.
3. Orderliness - סֵדֶר. Allocating time for living fully with integrity, including showing up on time.
4. Decisiveness - חָרִיצוּת. Acting promptly when your reasoning is sure and kindness is intelligently incorporated in necessary action.