a daily practice for me, and for anyone who is critical, demanding, driven, is forgiveness. This is why it is good to be interacting with others, they inspire us to screw up and then have to forgive ourselves and go on and try again.
Thought, speech and action in the four stages - after, during, as whatever it is is arising and preparation before.There are so many benefits to this practice, the preparation part especially makes living a conscious life enjoyable and rewarding.
These teachings are missing in so many lives but it does no good to read the news and keep up with current events because these things are misleading, destructive and distracting. Paying attention to the present moment, doing the practices, makes an impact in ways worry, frustration, fear and sadness cannot.
Do not think a Buddhist doing nothing is doing nothing. They are laying the groundwork for goodness everywhere.