The natural pace of the evening is slower and gentler than the day. Even the energy around us changes from the powerful energy of the sun to the softer light of the moon. Get into the habit of imagining that time itself slows down during the evening hours – there is no need to rush. Slow down your own pace and watch time expand. If your thoughts are rushing around at full speed at the end of the day, this can leave you feeling drained and exhausted; it can feel impossible to just ‘switch off’ and relax in the moment.
Writing in a journal for a few minutes in the evening is a meditative exercise that can help to calm a busy mind. Give yourself five minutes to observe your thoughts as they appear and write them down. Just doing this can create a sense of calm and space.
When you have spent a few minutes writing down your thoughts, take a look at your notes. If there is anything here that you feel you need to come back to, schedule a time to revisit those thoughts and then give your conscious mind a break.