Before going off to sleep, I replay the events of the day through my mind. The times that stand out are examined.
When did I not give the best account of me? Did I feel anxious or angry? Did I complain or gripe?
If so I need to trace these feelings to their beginnings–Are my feelings based in reality, or are they reminders of pieces of me in the past when I did not have self love, self esteem and confidence?
Did I cope with anxiety to the best of my ability today? Whether yes or no, I remind myself how far I’ve come in recovering from it. I can give myself loving thoughts and even a big hug.
Did someone bother me today? Who? What does that say about me? Can I pledge to silently bless that person the next time I encounter them and wish them well?
Did I applaud myself for good behavior? Did I steer clear of pettiness, gossip, ill-will, resentments of any sort? Did I go about my business cheerfully? Did I help another person?
Did I make it through an anxious situation and come out ok on the other side?
Can I think upon all the untold number of people that are struggling with anxiety and have compassion for their suffering? Did I remember that I am not alone in this?
Did I remember to have faith and to know that I am being loved and cared for always?
Did I present my best self to the world today? If not, can I give it a fresh try tomorrow?
And now I lay me down to sleep.
I wish you peace,