If you’re anything like me, you enjoy the adrenaline of watching a scary movie, but you don’t enjoy the fear you live with for the next month after watching said-movie. You’re the person that knows you shouldn’t read that scary story, but you can’t help but do it anyway. When you overthink, it’s usually about something really terrifying and totally irrational. If this sounds like you, here’s some simple ways to keep up with that extremely unhealthy and sleep-depriving habit!
1. Watch a slasher movie while you’re home alone late at night
This is best done with movies like Scream, Halloween, etc. Make sure you’re the only one home, turn off all of the lights, and get to watching. Afterwards, convince yourself that every sound you hear is actually someone hiding in the shadows waiting to get you. Also, take a few glances out the window and make yourself believe that every shadow is actually your killer waiting until you’re asleep!
2. See how long you can keep the light off in the bathroom before you see Bloody Mary
There’s nothing quite like the blood-pumping fear you get when you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and have to turn the light on. What if you turn on the light and there’s someone staring at you through the mirror? Even better, what if there’s someone hiding behind that closed shower curtain? Happy peeing!
3. Type “scary stories” into the Tumblr search bar
I don’t know what it is about the Tumblr universe, but it’s full of spooks. Search long enough, and you’re guaranteed to find some heart-stopping stories that are pretty believable. This is best done when you can’t sleep at night!
4. The Running Man Challenge
This is another one for your middle-of-the-night bathroom runs. When you’re getting ready to leave the bathroom and head back to your room, think about all the scary things that could be waiting for you in the dark. Open the door, and run as fast as your little legs can carry you back to your room!
5. The Late Night Drive
If you’re ever driving by yourself late at night, imagine all the spooky things that could be lurking in the woods. Driving by a corn field? Now’s a good time to remember the clown epidemic, or Children of the Corn! Roll up your windows, lock your doors, and scare the living hell out of yourself!
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