Here is a meditation I use before sleep to reflect on the day's events. It is my time to clarify my thoughts; reviewing if I'm on-track with my goals.
Time: 2 to 10 minutes or more.
Preparation: Sit up straight in a quiet place, hands folded in lap, or if you can stay awake, lie on your back in a deep relaxation pose. Close your eyes.
Begin by breathing easily and evenly: breathe in 1 count; breathe out 1 count. Continue until you feel calm and relaxed.
Now, start thinking about the day's events. Take a mental inventory of what transpired and how you reacted to events and people.
Ask yourself if you could have done things differently to create win-win situations. Make resolves for the future based on your insights.
Plan what you wish to accomplish the next day, and also, think how you can accomplish your ideas most ethically.
Make a habit of concluding your meditation and reflection with several thoughts of appreciation for the people and things in your life; it's an uplifting practice. Take a deep breath in and out before going to sleep.
To clarify mind
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