Religious text admonishes us to not let the sun go down on our wrath. The mental state in which we fall asleep has a powerful, profound influence on our bodies.
Do not go to sleep until you have restored your mental balance, until your mental faculties are poised and your mind serene. It is more important to prepare the mind for sleep than the body. The mental bath is even more necessary than the physical one before bedtime.
Never allow yourself under any circumstances to retire in a discouraged, despondent, gloomy mood, or in a fit of anger. Practice making it a habit to let nothing tempt you to go to sleep with an unkind, critical, jealous thought toward another in your mind.
Make it your dominant intention each night to go to bed with a clean mental slate. Go to bed imagining yourself being the man or woman you long to become, filled with happiness, prosperity, and power. Saturate your mind with pleasant memories and with dreams of great expectations.
Be the master of your mind. Learn to control it, instead of allowing it to control you and torment you especially when it’s time for sweet slumber. Being persistent in preparing the mind for peaceful, healthful, happy, glorious sleep will prolong our lives and our youth.