Thursday, August 6, 2015

How To Dream Journal

How to Dream Journal:
(Sleep is Key)
Dream journaling is actually is actually quite simple, all you have to do is get a notebook and write what you dreamt about in it. When dream journaling, make sure to write down the date of the night you dreamt. (Ex. If it is the morning of the 5th write down the night of the 4th) Then, write down your dream, try to include as many details and emotions as possible. When finished writing your dream down I find it really helpful to underline keywords. Those words could be colors, objects, people, places, or something that reoccurs often. Lastly, this is optional, you can write down how you feel about having this dream.

The hard part in dream journaling is getting into the habit of remembering your dreams. I know that many people find it hard to remember what they dream about, I believe this is because of two reasons. One, you may be getting woken up in an unpleasant way or two, you woke up and rushed to check your phone.

To remember what you dreamt about you must tell yourself that you want to remember your dreams. When you wake up, don't make any sudden movements (jumping out of bed, reaching for your phone, running across the room to turn your alarm off) just lay there and think about dreams. Recalling what you dreamt about first thing in the morning is the key to success, and then of course writing it down. The more you write down your dreams, the more you remember.

This does take a little effort but dreams can tell you so much about yourself that you didn't know. Dream Jouraling a fun and unique hobbie that is worth a try!

♥,
Vanessa


20 comments:

  1. After reading a post about this I was considering making a dream journal, but then decided against it because I have way too many journals to keep up with. The thing is though, the idea made me start remembering my dreams, and when I woke up I was able to remember what I dreamed about. I've noticed that I mainly dream about what's been consuming my mind lately, as if my subconscious can't stop dwelling either, fantasising or pre-dooming. Maybe one day I'll record all this down.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. I'm sure you do have a lot of journals, moat bloggers do! That's exactly what dreaming does, it tells you what you find important in your life. Recently I've been dreaming a lot about school and paddling. Let me know if you ever do write down your dreams!

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  2. What a fun idea! BTW, tip for having exciting and emotionally-charged dreams: eat chocolate a little while before bed. Last time I did this I dreamed about my father beating up a gang of thugs. It was glorious.

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    1. That is really cool! I'm definitely going to try that, I'm getting bored with constantly dreaming about school.

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  3. Not sure it will work...but is is a great idea :)
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    1. It's just something I like to do, keeping a journal of my dream life! I'll follow you ASAP

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  4. I started a dream journal a few years back, but couldn't keep up with it :( Maybe I'll start it again! It definitely was fun when it lasted xx

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    1. They are hard to keep up with, I just got back to mine after saying I would a month ago!

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  5. I haven't thought about having a dream journal before but I'm might start one now!

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    1. I'd go for it, I find a lot of joy in looking back at them!

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  6. Cooool. It's pretty hard to remember dreams but I have 1 dream journal entry sitting on my memo for a while now. I'm going to post that soon, thanks for inspiring me!!

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  7. Um, I accidentally deleted your comment on my blog... Is it alright if you can do it again? Thank you so much!!

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  8. This is such a good idea :) I'll have to try it!

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  9. love the fact that you're still posting on this blog. reminds me of when we had our little blogging group, so bummed that couldn't work out. honestly, i've been blogging a lot more on my free time. unfortunately i deleted that blog because it didnt fit me, hopefully third time's a charm, i'm currently posting another post right now! check it out in about a week or two when i'd have more posts up!- obviouslyambar.blogspot.com

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  10. I've never thought about starting a dream journal. How's that going for you? How do you keep with it?
    Most of the time when I remember my dreams they were bad dreams. A few nights ago I dreamed I was awake, in my bed and some enormous spider was coming down at me from the ceiling. I immediately woke up but wasn't aware that I was dreaming, so I spent ten minutes searching my room for that spider XD

    x Envy
    Picking up the Pieces

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