Evravon wrote:I tell myself every night before bed "I will have a lucid dream tonight and I will remember it in the morning."
I can't remember any of my dreams. When I wake up I lay there completely motionless for a good 10 minutes, just trying to recall something.
And these "mechanical" habits with my phone have only been going on for 2 days now. Two weeks prior to that I was doing reality checks on my own. I don't understand the point you're trying to make here. I was unable to lucid dream, so I read more about it and downloaded these apps. You're saying these apps are going to make it HARDER to lucid dream?
Also, what's the "Wake Back to Sleep" method?
EDIT: Your "homework" analogy was extremely confusing. I don't understand the analogy at all. Especially the part about showing your teacher copied homework. If I'm reading about lucid dreaming every day and practicing the techniques, that's cheating?
Ok my analogy was a bit over the top, but here goes:
All I'm trying to say is that you have to really believe in it. I know it's hard to grasp, but it simply works that way. I, for one, was making several reality checks a day a year ago, but now I know that I wasn't really doing them. I was doing them because it was my "homework" to do them, but while I did them, I wasn't really thinking about doing them, so it didn't help at all. Hence the cheating reference. Thus, I couldn't LD.
Same thing for remembering your dreams. Try focusing on how it would feel to wake up in the morning, and remembering your dreams, writing them down. Repeating a sentence in your mind can help, but it is, after all, just a sentence. You can't tell the brain what to remember, it will, simply, remember what it wants to remember.
Lastly, I'm not saying the apps will make it harder, nor did I imply it. Refer to my first point in this very post to understand further. These apps might remind you to reality check while you're in the middle of something important in your daily life, which might or might not be the right time.
In a link in this thread I saw a guy making the gym training analogy, as when you go to the gym, you start seeing results of your training pretty soon. It doesn't work that way with lucid dreaming, you don't get rewarded proportionally to your efforts. The brain works in mysterious ways.