Unlocking the Secrets of the Subconscious: The Potential of Dream Journaling

Unlocking the Secrets of the Subconscious: The Potential of Dream Journaling
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Hey friends,

we all know that dreams are a weird phenomenon. Often, we wake up and still feel like we're inside the adventure we just had. There are fantastic dreams, with landscapes even the best movies or paintings can show, and there are also nightmares.

But all dreams disappear fast. Every morning, I'm confident that I'm going to remember what I just experienced, but like everybody else, after about an hour, I forgot the whole adventure. Sometimes things in my day happen that remind me of my dream, so I remember at least a part again, but forgetting good dreams is always a bit frustrating.


So, how do we solve this problem? Dream Journaling, of course. It's the process of waking up, and instantly writing down everything you can still remember. The magic is, that it's highly effective. I can recall scenes from dreams I wrote down months ago, even years. Nevertheless, I don't write down what I've dreamt every forenoon. It's just not a part of my morning routine, but every time I document them analog or digital, it's rewarding.

Undoubtedly, dream journaling is something you should try. It improves memory and creativity because you can actually capture the astonishing ideas of your unconscious mind. Additionally, it increases your self-awareness because you experience your behaviors and emotions differently.

But aside from that, it's just very fun to explore and remember the scenes you dreamt. Furthermore, I find it to increase the chance to actually remember more of your dreams because you literally dream every night.

You could go even further and work on lucid dreaming, which is getting self-conscious and aware, that you are currently dreaming, which results in the option, to do anything you want in your dream. I don't even know if it actually works because I never happened to me. However, I find it very logical to invest into a phenomenon that you actually experience about 6 years in your entire life.

After all, if you want to remember more of your dreams in the future, just write down what you just experienced directly after waking up. It's an interesting phenomenon, which should be tried by every person to see if it's for them.