Blue-Eyes wrote:As a young teenager i have some petty rude dreams and the idea of writing them down for a family member to find scares me. I have really good dream recall and i can remember up to five days back of my dreams, do i really need a dream journal?
You may not need one but it still may help as they can help more then just in helping one to remember dreams. Keeping a dream journal also helps to signal to the subconsciousness that your dreams are very important to you.. it may help get its attention one can say by having a strong focus on dreams and the attention of the subconsciousness can help one to LD. eg the more you think of dreaming and LD the more likely that in itself is to trigger off a LD for you.
But if you do remember your dreams well.. doing a lot of reading on LD stuff will help get across to your subconciousness strongly that you wish to LD anyway (but make sure you are having that focus strong DAILY.. when someone is recording their dreams in the hope it will help them to LD.. they are also thinking even its subconsciously at the same time "Im doing this to help me to LD" hence having mind on that which can help trigger.