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9 Ways to Remember your Dreams

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9 Ways to Remember your Dreams
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     Have you ever wondered what you dreamt about last night but have trouble remembering your dreams? Our dreams can reveal a lot about ourselves through our sub-conscious mind working to inform us of problems our lives that may be effecting us in ways that we cannot see. Stress, problems with relatives or is someone betraying you? Your dreams can unlock secrets about yourself in a way that nothing else can. Of course interpreting your dreams requires you to remember your dreams, so here are nine ways to remember your dreams.

  • Keep a clear mind while drifting off to sleep, a cluttered mind will make it harder for you to remember your dreams in the morning. 

  • Tell yourself that you will remember your dreams in the morning. This is a very simple but effective technique to help dream recall. Simply by suggesting to yourself that you will remember can help you recall your dreams.

  • Go to bed at a regular time and wake up at the same time every day. Make it a constant routine and this will help you with your dream recall. 

  • Avoid alcohol, medications(if you can) and fatty foods before bedtime. These things can impede your short term memory from dream recall. 

  • Keep a pencil and pad or tape recorder next to your bed so you can record your dreams as soon as you wake up. As time passes the dreams can quickly fade. Having a night light can come in handy of you wake up in the middle of the night and want to record your dreams.

  • Don't get out of bed right away when you awake, lay there with your eyes closed and let your mind wander. Changing position in bed can also activate body memories and you might get to re-experience the dream you had while sleeping in that position. You may also get an indication of how your dream went by how you are feeling, if you are scared or happy it may tell you that you had a bad dream or a wonderful dream. Every bit of information helps when you try to interpret your dreams. 

  • Write down as many details of your dream as you can remember no matter how small or insignificant. Do not judge the content or worry if it makes sense, just write it down. Often dreams are symbolic and you may not know at the time what the symbols mean, you will evaluate it later.

  • Talking about your dreams with people or participating in forums can be a catalyst for remembering your dreams. The more often you acknowledge your dreams by bringing them to light, the easier it will be to remember them. 

  • Draw pictures, regardless of how artistic you are. A picture is worth a thousand words so if you get an image in your mind, try to draw a picture of it.

     Your dreams can be a strange and fascinating place, giving you hints about what to do about the problems in your life as well as dealing with the deep sub-conscious issues that all of us have. Getting to know what you are dreaming and how it is effecting you can be an extremely effective self help tool and bring you closer to your life’s goals. So take notes, talk to your friends and get some books on dream interpretation; I guarantee it will change your life. Good Luck!



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