How about a gentle exercise of conscious awareness? Rather than strengthening the ego, why not try to knock it down a little. How? Just consider this for a moment:
Expose something you find awkward,
Discard something clung to,
Admit something you fear to admit,
Throw a caution to the wind,
Jump without looking,
Trust the ground of your being,
If you find this notion scary, then hold that feeling because that’s your ego. The something that you hold dear, the part of you that you could not bear to expose – even to yourself – that tiny piece of the intolerable.
Can you imagine what would happen if you let it go? Just one small thing, perhaps just admitting something to yourself. Try, everything will be okay. In fact, you might find you feel a lot lighter without the burden.