5. calm evening practice. In the evening, do something that engages the mind, calms the emotions and focuses the attention on one single thing for a period of 30 minutes to an hour. Try not to let your attention wander and flit from one thing to the next. For example, handwrite a letter to a friend or family member you have not heard from in a while. Use a fountain pen. Write on quality paper. Use a crisp, clean envelope.
Or, try writing a journal entry or spending time doing a hobby that involves the act of creation, imitation and the striving for perfection. Another idea is to listen to a piece of classical music—preferably Mozart, Hayden or Bach. Close your eyes and think about what you are hearing and how it touches your soul.