Dream Journal Difficulties

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Dream Journal Difficulties

Postby aeroscrolls » 09 Jun 2014 02:33

I recently started keeping a dream journal, which I find is especially helpful in remembering my dreams because, though I do have very vivid dreams most nights, they usually only remain detailed in my memory for a few minutes after waking up. However, I have run into an unanticipated difficulty.... many of my dreams are so layered and crazy that I don't even know where to start when writing them on paper, so I eventually give up; it's quite disappointing that my craziest dreams never actually make it into my journal. Does this happen to anyone else? Is there really a way to write your dreams down, especially when they are so confusing and meticulous? I just feel like I'm already failing at my new journey to lucid dreaming. If I can't control my dreams enough to even understand what is happening in them, or have the control to make them less... psychedelic (should I say?), I don't know how I will ever be able to master FULL control of dreams in the form of lucid dreaming?
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Re: Dream Journal Difficulties

Postby nesgirl » 09 Jun 2014 04:16

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Re: Dream Journal Difficulties

Postby erichsa » 09 Jun 2014 17:18

I use a cheap recorder and record the dreams I want to. I also have creasy dreams, ok I talk creasy dreams into the recorder and mostly sort them out later. it works for me. :)

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Re: Dream Journal Difficulties

Postby tpratt » 19 Jun 2014 19:51

This happens to me too. Instead of trying to write everything in a way that it makes sense, I try to jot down notes as quickly as possible. Things I may not remember in a minute or so. Who I saw, what they were doing or looked like, setting descriptions. After I've done this, it makes journaling a little easier because if I forget something, I can look to my notes to jog my memory.

I don't know if you live with anyone, but I tend to immediately recap dreams to my boyfriend in great detail. Having spoken it aloud helps me remember better, and if I miss something the dreams are generally so bizarre that he will remember.

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Re: Dream Journal Difficulties

Postby tompine73 » 26 Jun 2014 23:57

I have a bit of difficulty writing and so my solution is just to ring my own mobile number and leave myself a voicemail message. I've even got into the habit of leaving gaps during the message to give me time to get the dream into my dream journal (computer)

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