Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TBWCYL Day 47 - Baaaa!!

Yesterday's exercise was to count sheep to fight insomnia. The book has a page covered in sheep with a random cow about half way down the page. The page has a note to "Watch out for the Evil Cow" and I am glad I got the warning because she showed up more than once as I was trying to count last night

I have never been a big fan of counting sheep. I will lay in bed trying to imagine sheep and no matter what I do, something always screws me up. My mind has a bad habit of wandering easily. Here is one scenario from last nights attempt.

I begin by imagining a field. I start to place one sheep in the field and then increase the population one by one, all while keeping count. At about 10 sheep a plane zooms over the field and the sheep scatter. I then think about a plane and forget about the sheep.

This happened over and over again. I would try and change my view of the field but it didn't help. Something always distracted me after a few ewe were in place. The cow would also rear her evil head and when you imagine an evil cow, sheep are not the thing that sticks in your head. Also, knowing about the cow made it hard not to think about it.

That is all...and watch out for the evil cow,


4 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

How, exactly, was this particular exercise supposed to change your life? Particularly if you weren't actually suffering from insomnia on this given night? Crazy book. And scary evil cow.

Trinity said...

Life Changing may have been a stretch on this task. But I don't count sleep ever so that was something I wasn't used to doing. I think it might be going easy on me in leading up to a difficult task.

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Trinity said...

Oh shit!!! The cow is back. Leave me alone, you angry bovine!!!