A few tools I use for evening wind down because it will allow me to fully let go and get ready for the next day are:
-I write down on paper the to-do list so it exits my head.
-I breathe slowly and purposefully to the count of 10 and back to 1, 2 times at least, seeing the digits float by in my head. I see the numbers 3 times each and they look like the fat simple numbers along the wall of my Kindergarten class when I was a child. It may start out difficult but with practice the other thoughts will go away. I say to myself, "Oh yeah, what number am I on again?" That brings me back to the number. This sort of digit meditation allows me a short vacation from the rest of my life and is very effective at night because it allows me to decompress and get clear before I engage with my partner, read a book, watch tv, or go to sleep.
I hope this helps.
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