Different Ways to use Naikan

Different Ways to use Naikan

Naikan is a form of introspection that involves reflecting on one's interactions and experiences with others. To practice Naikan every day, you can set aside a specific time each day to reflect on your interactions and experiences from the previous day. You can start by asking yourself questions such as:

  • Who did I interact with yesterday?
  • What did I receive from each person?
  • What did I give to each person?
  • What difficulties or conflicts did I experience?
  • How have these interactions affected me?

You can also use prompts to help guide your reflections, such as:

  • Reflecting on a specific interaction or experience that stood out to you during the day
  • Reflecting on a particular relationship or person in your life
  • Reflecting on a specific emotion or feeling that you experienced during the day

It can be helpful to write down your reflections in a journal into your Eudemonia Planner's Naikan Space  so you can refer back to them later.

You can also try to bring mindfulness to your interactions and experiences throughout the day by being more present in the moment and aware of your thoughts and feelings as they arise.

You could also consider setting a reminder for yourself, so you will not forget to practice Naikan.

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