I don't have the impression that I'm exceptionally preachy. However, let me put on the robes, climb the pulpit and give you a bit of the good old fire and brimstone for once.
You ready? Here it comes.
Don't try and suppress the ego. It won't work. In fact, it is self-refutatory in the most entertaining way. Suppression is a function of the ego, so suppressing the ego amounts to inflating it.
Don't dwell on the ego either. It won't work. Indulgence will only inflate it.
Instead, walk the middle path. Try and let go of things that are not needed, but don't put yourself down if you don't succeed. There will still be time to try again later.