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5 Tricks for Remembering Your Dreams


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Rewrite History! Well, Maybe Just Your Day
Keeping a journal to track your dreams is a great tool for remembering your subconscious dreams.
Keeping a journal to track your dreams is a great tool for remembering your subconscious dreams.
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If gazing out a window isn't your thing, there are other ways to help encourage dream recollection. An easy way to get in the practice of remembering is to muse over the events of your day, and then flourish it with dream-like touches. Choose a specific occurrence that you enjoyed and pretend it was a dream. Write it down using the present tense, reliving it as you write. For example, you could write about your morning commute to work, or how you spent your lunch break. You could begin by asking yourself these questions:

  • What time do I leave and arrive?
  • What am I wearing?
  • What's the weather like?
  • What day of the week is it?
  • What is my mood?
  • Do I speak with anyone?
  • How do I travel?
  • Am I alone?

You can extend the exercise for as long as you want while including as much detail as you can. Recalling, considering and recording these real-life details as though they took place in a dream helps train your mind to remember your dreams, and writing out an event mimics writing in a dream journal--an extremely important tool in dream work.


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