I had recently an awful time trying to get some sleep. My brain had decided to elaborate on terrible trains of thoughts such as: monsters under the bed, friendly pizza animatronics at the door, zombie apocalypses, and most importantly, what do I do if a tremendous earthquake occurs – all terrifying cases of survival.
Do I Attack? Hide? Run? Duck?
. . . Die?
That death would be least fond choice. I most definitely prefer not!
Yet it is quite fascinating how wary people like myself are attracted to the dangers of mixing imagination and fear together. Why am I fascinated with such fright? Do people need to feel fear even if a threat is not truly present?
Yes. I believe that answer is Yes. Despite all the wanderings my imagination loves to venture off to at the far-ends of possible realities such as pizza animatronics and zombies, there are terrors, though not present or true now such as earthquakes that can happen and are best to prepare for and for reasons fueled by fear and the instinct to want to survive. Of course, on the bright side, in the course of character development- including your own, overcoming and facing fears is brave achievement regardless of the imaginary or reality’s range.
The most logical and immediate reason however for my recent sleep troubles were an irregular nap schedule and watching scare-jumping gameplays of Five Nights At Freddy’s at the lovely hours between midnight and 6 AM. But no worries, I am getting back on a fixed schedule of waking up early at 6 AM as my very important mini-goal, so all be sleep-wise wonderful.