Being awake at midnight, especially when one everyone else is asleep, can be quite disturbing. However, you need not get bored and start whining about your problems or drawn into self-pity. There are a bunch of activities you could do, at least until you fall asleep while others may even remain awake overnight. In the event you are with someone else in bed, you can even try disturbing them, so they wake up- it gives you company while at the same time giving you a companion to play with since you are bored! However, if you have to be up at midnight alone, we have some ideas to keep your boredom at bay.
Play Dress Up
Pretend that you are going out to a great event, or have received a prestigious invitation. You ought to dress appropriately for this particular occasion. Get up and dress, put on your best clothes- assuming you are going upon accepting the invitation. Do your hair, and take your time doing your makeup, paying attention to every detail to perfect it; after all, who KNOWS who you’ll rub elbows with!
You can even take pictures with your phone after the dress up to mark the occasion. Take time to introduce people you meet in the event to your ‘companion’; your pet in this case, as you walk around the room shaking hands of those in attendance. You may also assume that your future self is hosting a housewarming party in your newly opened luxurious apartment by the beach. Picture yourself welcoming the guests, and try to design an outfit that best suits the occasion creatively.
Talk To Your Toes
Interview your toes on what they were up to throughout the day. Or even try recalling all the events you were up to during the day while addressing your toes, trying to strike a conversation with them. You may even recall events where you felt they were a letdown and tried questioning their behavior on that particular day. They actually ought to be grateful for all the effort you take in attending to them. It will help you pass the time while at the same time enabling you to relax and get rid of stress.
“Can you imagine she talked back to me? Was my effort of going to visit her not enough?” Then listen as the toes help you figure out what exactly went wrong, and what you could have done better.
Sing To Your Pet
Let the internet be your companion at this time. In your list of favorite songs, there’s that song you love, and you would be teary and emotional if your love sang it to you. That song that you consider the most romantic song you’ve ever heard; well it’s your time to learn the lyrics. Take a chance to learn the song word by word then practice singing it along.
Have your pet sit still as you sincerely sing the song to it. It is an amazing way to kill time, but it is actually a great way to enhance your relationship with your pet! However, it’s a great way to relieve the stress that’s keeping you up late at night. You can even sing to your mirror or any item that is so dear to you.
Tell Yourself Scary Stories
Get under your blankets with a torch. Then tell yourself scary stories, such stories that you share during sleepovers. You may also recall one that was told to you, and rendered you sleepless a few days. Try just recalling anything that will scare you off. Then listen to the sounds in the room and even outside the room. Sure enough, your attention will be drawn to how creepy they sound, and this even scares you further.
In the event you are unable to narrate the movies or stories, or you can’t remember any at that time, Google some scary movies and watch. You’ll get scared for some time and then fall asleep eventually. Ghost stories that scared you off during Halloween will be good to recall at this time. How about taking the courage to dress in a scary attire, as in the story you read, and scaring others in their sleep? However, be careful who you scare: others may not take it so well. After having fun, you’ll soundly fall asleep and wake up to wonder what you were up to in the middle of the night.