Examine the 7 deadly sins and resolve to remove them 100%. If you find yourself rationalizing and saying, "uhh maybe I can let THAT thing slip its not a sin..." No, don't let that thing slip. You have to be 100% accurate in removal of the 7 deadly sins. And you have to do so with sincerity in your hear that you will resolve these sins for life. Not for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month. Resolve them for life. Confess them to a person close to you, or a priest, even those sins you are scared of telling someone about out of fear of judgement. Those are the sins you MOST need to tell someone!
>the old you will die
>a new you will be born
>you will look at your old sinning self as if it were someone else, "How did I justify doing those things? What was WRONG with me!!!?"
>but you will feel the joy of grace, the holy ghost, being born again, or whatever it is that I am experiencing currently