Four Techniques for Remembering Dreams

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    Even though I remember a lot of my dreams, I tend to gethung up on the ones I don’t remember. I’ll sit up in my bed,trying my best to remember what I dreamt before it fadesaway. Sometimes I’m able to recall parts of the dream, but as much as I try, I just can’t remember all of it.

    We dream about every hour and a half and the longest dreams last from thirty to forty-five minutes. MBT Prezzi Onewould think that so many dreams unfolding each time we sleep would leave a more lasting impression. Sowhy don’t they? They can—if you’re willing to do a little work. If you want to tap into your subconscious andstart recalling your dreams, these tips will help get you started.

    1. Keep a Dream Journal
    Writing our dreams down as soon as we wake is one of the best ways to remember them; it also helps usdecipher them since we’re able to reference them at any time. Craig Hamilton-Parker suggests anexperiment for remembering our dreams in his book, The Hidden Meaning of Dreams. Hamilton-Parkerrecommends investing in a long-lasting,MBT Calzature  hardcover blank book and resolving to enter at least one dream init every night for an entire month. Once you’ve got your journal, he suggests drawing a line down the middleof the page; on the left side of the line, write your dream. On the right side, give your interpretation of it.

    When writing down your dreams,mbt outlet  don’t worry about grammar, punctuation, or the sequence of events.Concentrate on getting it all on paper as fast as you can before it fades away.

    When the month is up, look back through your dreams. You’ll be amazed at what you remembered andyou’ll have a lot more insight into what’s influencing your dreams.

    2. Give Your Dreams a Title
    If you wake up and don’t have time to journal, create a title for your dream and write that down instead. MBT Scarpe Prezzi  Youshould title dreams in your dream journal anyway, but this can be an effective way of remembering aspectsof your dream without journaling right away.

    Use the title of your dream as often as you can throughout the day, whether you’re telling others about it orjust trying to remember more details. When you have time to go back, expand on the title as much as youcan. This could give you more clues into what you dreamed.

    3. Use Pictures Instead of Words
    If the idea of journaling all your dreams is intimidating, try drawing them. Scarpe MBT  If you’re better at images thanwords, this might be the best technique for you. Buy a sketchbook and keep it by your bed with a pencilnearby. When you wake up, draw images you saw in your dreams. They don’t have to be masterpieces ofart, just stick figures or colors you remember.

    Once you get all the images down, go back and try to connect them to reconstruct your dream. If you havetime later on, look up the images in a dream journal to see what they might mean.

    4. Create a Map
    Have you ever seen one of those mind maps with all the bubbles connected to one another and wordsinside each bubble? That’s what this technique is all about.MBT Shoes   If you dream about running down a windycanyon road, but the only thing you really remember is the canyon, write the word “canyon” in a bubble,then start branching off and drawing other bubbles off of that. One of the bubbles can have the word “road”and one “running.” The more you remember about each part of the dream, the more bubbles you can add.Once you get it all mapped out, you may be surprised at how much you actually remember. MBT Scarpe Outlet  By zeroing in onkey words and not worrying about the sequence or plot, you may be able to fill in the gaps of your fuzzydream.