Just as we need to sweep the floor every night to remove the small trash that tends to accumulate, seemingly out of nowhere, we need to introspect at night to thoroughly analyze the day’s situations and remove any negative thoughts that have accumulated. It’s a unique way to atone for any mistakes or sins we may knowingly or unknowingly have committed.
- Set your ego aside — Oftentimes we tend to view ourselves with ‘rose-tinted lenses’ meaning that we are too forgiving of our own mistakes and, in turn, very harsh on mistakes made by others. By setting our ego aside, we can begin to actually see all of the mistakes we make on a daily basis.
- Remember these mistakes — While we should not keep our mistakes at the forefront of our minds, we should try to remember our daily mistakes, at least until we can sit and introspect. If we forget all of our mistakes, then even trying to notice them in the first place becomes a worthless exercise.
- Take time out at the end of every day to do this activity — Once we know what we have done wrong, we can write it down and can make sure it won’t happen again.
- Talk to the best friend/mentor– If you find yourself making the same mistakes repeatedly to the point where you are stuck, you should take time to take to a mentor and share with them where you are getting stuck. By talking to our leaders and learning from them, we can make our progress that much speedier.