Any thoughts ?
I never remember the absolute beginning of a non-dream. And sometimes I have to guess that two dreams were connected because I didn't wake up in between them. I will write something like, "when I turned the corner it probably led to this next dream, yada, yada, yada..."
But I am always honest and write that I was 'not sure', or 'maybe'. And sometimes I know exactly why something occurred in my dream and most of the time it is a result of something I saw on t.v. just before going to bed or something else that happened to me or something I thought about in the previous day. I will then make a parathenses and write, (It was like when I was watching that movie last night.....). So feel free to add your own waking commentary to your dream journal instead of just cut-and-dry facts of the matter.
I think chronology is important too. Of course the order of events within a dream, but also which dream came first before the others. I don't always know, but I will put a number beside each list of dream-notes in order in which they happened. (But when writing it in the first place, don't worry about which came first... I usually remember the last and latest ones first and then go back)
I am going for the record of LONGEST POST EVER......
Ok, final, last words: Sometimes I get short flashes of a memory and simply write: "At one point..." and list a few images that I recall. Remembering dreams is best left in bed right afterward without looking at a blank paper or computer screen, but your own eye lids, and last but not least: writing out your dreams in full description on a computer or otherwise is labour-intensive and after it becomes work and no longer fun, take a break from it. I know from experience.
I have actually had lucid dreams in which I was reluctant to continue because I was worried I would have too much to write in my journal the next day.......... how sad is that?
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests