TOTSE Dream Journal
Welcome to the official TOTSE Dream Journal. I decided to create this thread after writing out a lot of my dreams, only to find them scattered all over the place and with no real structure or purpose. This thread will help to keep dreams together, in a format which will allow people to read through them more easily. I encourage you to write out your dreams here, especially if you're interested in lucid dreaming, or you just wish to keep a document of your dreams in general. Writing out your dreams increases your dream-recall abilities greatly, and can really help with inducing lucidity.
Structuring your entries
Make sure you include a good title, and a date if possible. This will help you come back and find your dreams later, as well as making this thread look a little more structured and tidy. Dreams can become very detailed and it's ever so easy to end up with a huge wall of text after writing one out. This is hard to avoid, but can be disguised by splitting the text up a little. Give it a shot :thumbsup: Basic guidelines are as follows;
- Include a date, preferably a bolded one.
- Include a post title. You can enter this if you click the "Go Advanced" button when you're writing your reply.
- Multiple dreams or long dreams should be split up to avoid wall-of-text-syndrome
Helping yourself to remember dreams
Remembering dreams is something which comes with practice. The more you do it, the more dreams you will remember and the better the details will be. You should do the following things to help you remember your dreams;
- Get a good sleep. The more times you enter that REM stage, the better.
- Keep a recorder/notepad by your bedside. This allows you to either speak out your dream or write down keywords in the morning, helping you remember it.
- Work from keywords. To start off with, you might only remember a few things which stand out to you. If you note these down first, you might be able to build the story around them and remember other key elements of your dreams.
- Practice! Do this often, and your dream recall will improve.