Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 5
Written for Day 5 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:
Write a fable (a story with a lesson in it) in 100 words or less.
An old wives tales that my mother would say to me when I couldn’t go to sleep, “try counting sheep”.
Now that may sound a feeble reason to get to sleep and it never seemed to work as a child, maybe because I didn’t really want to go to sleep in case I missed out on something as seven o’clock was too early for bed.
I have proved it works in my old age, the mental picture of counting sheep does work, as it distracts my mind from thinking of stressful or anxious thoughts that have happened during the day, as I count those sheep jumping over the fence one after the other, as they do in real life, one jumps out, all the others will follow.
So the lesson in this tale is “try counting sheep” it may work for you.
Have you found other ways of going to sleep and staying asleep in stead of sleeping a couple of hours then being awake the rest of the night thinking of all the things you have to do in a new day?