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In today’s post we will discuss about how to use lucid dreaming to increase productivity. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so why not spend more time thinking about it, talking about it, and even controlling our dreams? Because of this impact on me and the fact that we can actually make use of this time–creatively, or to tackle our own issues, or to come up with ideas, or even just for fun to challenge the physical and social laws of our waking life–for all these reasons. Here are a few steps in which you can do that :

  • Start a Dream Journal – The dream journal has multiple purposes: first, if you’re someone who thinks you don’t dream, this will show you that you do, in fact, dream just like everyone else. The second purpose is that you can technically have a lucid dream, but forget about it by the time you wake up, which would be really sad. Dream journaling also gives you insights into how you might be able to catch yourself dreaming.
  • Look for Dream Signs – If you follow that first step, you’ll start to recall more and more dreams every day and you’ll probably start to see patterns. Maybe you always have dreams about work, and you can turn this into a dream sign. In regular waking life, whenever you get to work, or your desk, or wherever you feel like your dreams occur, you should stop and question yourself:”Am I dreaming?”
  • Create Your Own Dream Signs – Take something you do frequently, like opening a door, or looking at your watch if you have one, and make that your dream sign. You can also do it with a specific emotion, but I find that a little more difficult to do. But in either in case, whenever you do that thing, or feel that emotion that you’ve chosen as your dream sign, again, in real life: ask your self if you are dreaming and then move on.
  • Meditate – You can be aware of the present moment in your dreams, too, and meditation is a skill that will cross over into both worlds. It’s actually pretty obvious when you think about it, that having that kind of awareness of your thoughts and mind in waking life would help you have better awareness in dreaming life. They really go hand in hand, and meditating will most certainly help you not only have more lucid dreams, but also control them better.
  • Think About Dreams More – That about your dreams, and dreams in general, more. Maybe read some blogs or a book about lucid dreaming before bed, or watch a video about it (there’s lots on YouTube), and you’ll find that the more you think about it, the more likely you’ll be to have a lucid dream. If it’s on the mind during waking life, it’ll surely be on the mind in your dreaming life as well.

Hope this helps. Come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. henhouselady says:

    Thank you gor the information. A dream journal sounds like a great idea.

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    1. GS says:

      It is. Waking up from a lovely dream can be an almost magical experience. You’re saturated in a state of well-being that’s so vivid, it’s almost hard to understand that it isn’t “real”. But with each waking second, the experience of the dream fades away. After a few minutes, it’s hard to even vaguely remember what it was all about. That’s when a dream journal comes in handy. Capturing recollections of a dream as soon as you wake up in your cozy bed, even it’s in the middle of the night, helps you retain its details and allows you to actually process it. What was the dream really about? Where did it take place? Who was in it? Did it tell you something about yourself that you didn’t know? Analyzing your dreams is a great way to gain better self-knowledge, but the benefits of dream journaling don’t stop there.

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  2. Well…learn the difference between dreams and nightmares then know when to dream enough, there must be dream limit.

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    1. GS says:

      Hahaha that is basic

      Like

  3. Yes, I should that dream journal. Thanks for the little push!

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. I wrote my dream this morning on the phone.

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      1. Gosh, I didn’t even think of the phone!! I’m so old school, I thought it’s such a bother to get a diary lol. I have no excuse now! Thanks!

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      2. GS says:

        Haha most welcome.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

      Like

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!!
        xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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