I was wondering what tricks of self-examination people here use.
One thing I often do is reviewing my day and what I have actually done compared to what I have thought about. It reveals to me quite a lot about who I am, what kind of a person and what kind of habits I really have, compared to what I think I have.
Another thing I heard about recently is stream-of-consciousness writing, which I was told Da Free John did for several weeks as a way to get insight into the workings of the mind. Afterwards he said that that was the real start of his insight into his own mind.
Have people tried or heard of other good ways to examine the workings of mind?