To Recalling Your Dreams
your dreams will require some effort on your part. But what your dreams can
offer and reveal about yourself is well worth the effort. Here are some tips in
helping your dream recall:
Before going to bed, keep a clear mind. Having too many thoughts on your
mind can distract you from remembering your dream in the morning. Tell yourself
that "I will remember my dream when I wake
up". This is a proven and effective technique to help dream recall.
Simply by suggesting to yourself or motivating yourself to remember your dreams
help you to better remember your dreams. It is important to stay positive
about being a able to remember your dreams.
Have a regular bedtime and wake up time. Make this your routine. Going to
bed and waking up at a regular time every day aids in dream recollection.
Avoid alcohol consumption, taking medication before going to bed or eating fatty
foods too close to bedtime as these things can hinder you from remembering your
Keep a pencil/notebook or tape recorder next to your bed so that it will be
within reach as soon as you wake up. You want to make recording your dreams
as easy a task as possible. Having a small lamp by your bedside is also a good
idea should you wake up in the middle of the night and want to record your dream
Do not get out of bed immediately. Upon waking from a dream, lay still in your
bed, keeping your eyes closed and moving as little as possible. Wake up slowly
and stay relax. Hold on to the feelings you have and let your mind wander to the
images of what you have just dreamt. Were you frustrated, terrified, or happy?
Write down as many details in your dream as you can, no matter how minute or
seemingly unimportant it may be. Do not judge the content or worry if it makes
sense. The idea is to get it down on paper so you can evaluate it later.
Make it a habit that this is the first thing you do. Talking about your dreams
to friends or participating in forums
and chats also help you remember.
it may help to draw pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying
goes. Even if you are not an artist a simple drawing can help to jolt details of
Learn to share your dreams and talk about
them with others, no matter who seemingly insignificant. The more often you
acknowledge your dreams and bring them into "reality", the easier it
will be to remember them.
get discouraged! At first, you may only remember a fragment of the dream. With
practice and the more you work with your dream, the more easier it will be to
recall you dreams. You will remember larger and larger chunks of your dream.
Eventually dream recall will come automatically.
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