There are numerous ways to settle for meditation. Each of them can be applied to settling one’s mind or emotions, craving or restlessness as well.
Taking stock of what works for you is important. Noticing what facilitates the outcome you intend in various circumstances or situations is also invaluable.
The mandala of present moment awareness is as fluid as is the present moment. We begin a cycle with this awareness, empathy, and breathing with the world and with ourselves fully.