How do you end your day? Think about it. Most of us end our day watching TV before scrolling through social media in bed. I would like to challenge you to not do that for a couple of days and see how you feel. Evenings provides a fantastic opportunity to rest, reflect and restore balance. What you actually do with that time depends on your own energetic rhythm and needs.
But first you need to establish how you feel at the end of the day. Exhausted, stressed, grumpy, satisfied or concerned. Then you need to establish what you need in order to feel good, at peace and grateful. Establish some soul-nurturing evening practices can really set the mood and tone for the end of today and for the start of tomorrow. Going to bed positive and grateful rather than stressed and negative is what you want to aim for. When you are mindful of how you spend your evening hours, you can ensure a fulfilling close to your day.
So each night, try to reflect on the positive things that happened during the day. As often we highlight the negative and carry them with us into our dreams. Try to remind yourself of the things that made you feel good or good things that you missed to feel good about in the rush of a busy life. Reflect on:
People that made you smile
Friends who lifted your spirit
The wonders of nature
The act of kindness that touched your soul
Ending on a high is better than on a low and going to bed content is better then going to bed concerned. Self-love and self-respect can carry you a long way.