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Tips on MILD?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 00:45
by luciddreamer49
Hey! I haven't had my first ld yet but I've been practicing. :) does anyone have any tips on MILD technique? I mean besides the ones Oh this website?:)
Also, Oh an artical it said reality checks should be about 10-20 seconds!?!? Mine only last a few seconds here is what I do-
I try to push my fingers through my palm and ask myself "am I dreaming?" Then I go Back to what I was doing before-what am I doing wrong?
Please help!
Thanks sooo much!!:)

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Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 00:59
by Vaellian
A reality check should be a legitimate reality check. the action takes 2 seconds. for me i push my hand through my palm. pinch my forearm. read a sentence. look away. re-read the sentence. then for 10-20 seconds i just LOOK around. and just absorb what i see. if anything feels misplaced. out of order. or just plain wrong. then i ask where i am and how i got here. so im done physically in 10 seconds. but mentally my reality checks are at least 30+ seconds

Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 01:06
by luciddreamer49
Vaellian wrote:A reality check should be a legitimate reality check. the action takes 2 seconds. for me i push my hand through my palm. pinch my forearm. read a sentence. look away. re-read the sentence. then for 10-20 seconds i just LOOK around. and just absorb what i see. if anything feels misplaced. out of order. or just plain wrong. then i ask where i am and how i got here. so im done physically in 10 seconds. but mentally my reality checks are at least 30+ seconds

Okay Thanks. Ugh. This is kind frusterating cause I've been doing this for two months and I haven't even been doing it right soits like I'm starting all over again D:

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Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 15:41
by R99
okay, dont get too frustrated... its not about reality checks, its about r u really questioning the reality? do u have dream journal ? its very important. i have special method of my own on reality check. it goes like this--- wen u have free time just look at any beautiful object, and inhale-exhale deeply shut ur eye and open it wide. and ask urself "is it real?" then look around. i am sure u feel like refreshed, and more alerted. just dont do it dramatically, people think u r a creep :D . try it out 4 or 5 a day. lets see wat happens in ur dream life.
i got several LD by this method. gud luck & happy dreaming.

Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 23:13
by luciddreamer49
R99 wrote:okay, dont get too frustrated... its not about reality checks, its about r u really questioning the reality? do u have dream journal ? its very important. i have special method of my own on reality check. it goes like this--- wen u have free time just look at any beautiful object, and inhale-exhale deeply shut ur eye and open it wide. and ask urself "is it real?" then look around. i am sure u feel like refreshed, and more alerted. just dont do it dramatically, people think u r a creep :D . try it out 4 or 5 a day. lets see wat happens in ur dream life.
i got several LD by this method. gud luck & happy dreaming.

Okay!:) Thanks!:D I do keep a dj but do you mind checking out my newest post on the beginner forum??

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Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 22:37
by hebekie
Ive been trying MILD for 2 months now, and my reality checks are too short too :3
I have written the words Lucid,Real,Dream and World on my hands and i cannot unsee them, i often just look at them and then i know if nothing changed about my hands or the writing on it.

I often just sit in a quite place and look around looking at people or objects.
It kinda helps, then again i should find a way to see these words without destroying my skin :I
Good luck anyway :D

Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 01 Feb 2013 08:54
by R99
use a digital watch with an soft alarm that goes of every one hour, it surly helps.

Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 09:31
by lussn
R99 wrote:okay, dont get too frustrated... its not about reality checks, its about r u really questioning the reality? do u have dream journal ? its very important. i have special method of my own on reality check. it goes like this--- wen u have free time just look at any beautiful object, and inhale-exhale deeply shut ur eye and open it wide. and ask urself "is it real?" then look around. i am sure u feel like refreshed, and more alerted. just dont do it dramatically, people think u r a creep :D . try it out 4 or 5 a day. lets see wat happens in ur dream life.
i got several LD by this method. gud luck & happy dreaming.


I have problems with this and I will try to do your method. I got LD with WILD method but I want to domain the RCs. Thanks R99!

Re: Tips on MILD?

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 01:56
by taniaaust1
luciddreamer49 wrote:Hey! I haven't had my first ld yet but I've been practicing. :) does anyone have any tips on MILD technique? I mean besides the ones Oh this website?:)
Also, Oh an artical it said reality checks should be about 10-20 seconds!?!? Mine only last a few seconds here is what I do-
I try to push my fingers through my palm and ask myself "am I dreaming?" Then I go Back to what I was doing before-what am I doing wrong?
Please help!
Thanks sooo much!!:)

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I think people need to throw out the rules. Reality checks can be done very quickly (my reality checks on the rare occassions I need to do one, is only a few seconds), it all depends on what works for you or not. If something seems to be working, dont worry about the rules. The most important part of doing a reality check is that you are doing it with serious consideration in mind of if you are dreaming or not? Seriously check.