The Ascetical Practices for Exodus 90

  • Take short, cold showers

  • Practice regular, intense exercise

  • Get a full night’s sleep (at least seven hours is recommended)

  • Abstain from alcohol

  • Abstain from desserts and sweets

  • Abstain from eating between meals

  • Abstain from soda or sweet drinks (white milk and unsweetened tea are permissible)

  • Abstain from television, movies, or televised sports

  • Abstain from video games

  • Abstain from nonessential material purchases

  • Only listen to music that lifts the soul to God

  • Only use the computer for work, school, or essential tasks (e.g., paying bills)

  • Only use mobile devices for essential communications; nonessential texting, app, and internet use is prohibited

  • Practice fasting days: Wednesdays and Fridays (abstain from meat and only eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal)