If you wake up from a nightmare feeling devastated then what to do?

If you wake up from a nightmare feeling devastated then what to do? Stay calm. A nightmare does not mean a foretelling of bad news. It could have been triggered from stimuli received during your waking hours. Input like reading or watching horror genre, heavy eating before bedtime, or participating in scary activities. How to reduce the occurrence of experiencing nightmares? We should avoid or minimize these activities.

Mia Botha’s writing prompt for July 2021. July 4 “devastated”.