Sometimes, Taqwa (consciousness towards Allah) is maintained not only through chanting His attributes and reciting Quran, but also through stopping ourselves from doing deeds that displeases Him, even if we are tempted to do it in order to comfort ourselves.
Everytime you feel like doing it, then pause and ask yourself, does this comfort comes from His pleasure?
This constant struggle, or Jihad ul-Nafs, such constant pullback from doing certain deeds that displease Him, inshaAllah, also helps to re-inforce and centralized the consciousness towards Allah in your heart, and in your life.
As a result, inshaAllah you'll be able to taste the sweetness of Eeman, a precious reward from Allah. This blessing will help you to stay on in the Clean Path.
What will you get after that?
A better and closer relationship with Allah, inshaAllah
(A self reminder shared from a brother's personal experience)