Started a dream journal

United States
July 2, 2012 10:41am CST
Well, i started recording my dreams. I am only 4 days in but, so far i haven't been able to remember much of anything. The few things i did remember it was very odd because it seemed to match with what i did that day. I remembered motorcycles and a colored mist, I watched the x games with my boyfriend that day. The next i remember a sponge and a soap bucket, I cleaned that day. when i woke up today i remember dreaming of a fight, yesterday me and my boyfriend had an argument. I have noticed though i will forget my dream so quickly, i been waking up before my alarm clock and the one day i didnt remember anything and thats when my alarm went off and did wake me up. I been noticing how you can get up and if you do one thing before writing it down it goes away and i couldnt remember it for anything. what do you think, will i remeber more the more i do it? Do you keep a dream journal?
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• United States
2 Jul 12
I started a dream journal a while ago, and it has turned into dream journalS! Haha. Yeah I filled my first one up, and have a lot in a second one. I normally remember a lot of my dreams, and let me say I am HAPPY they usually have NOTHING to do with what I did the previous day. Usually I have someone (sometimes more than 1 person) chasing me either to kill me, or get something from me. In one dream I took money that belonged to a really bad guy (I didn't know it when I took the money though) and when he finally caught up to me I didn't have the money anymore Uh oh! Thankfully I have yet to be killed in my dream, I usually wake up before anything super bad happens to me. Memorable people that have been the villians chasing me in my dreams: The Jeepers Creepers creature, Derek and Mark from Greys Anatomy, Hannibal Lector, Mob guy, the police! Hahah.....I have a very active imagination!
• United States
2 Jul 12
Haha, yeah i would say you have a good imagination. I was planing on turning my dream journal into an art dream journal. I would like to put some art with my dreams, it will be like a art journal but more personal because it will be from my dreams.
• United States
4 Jul 12
That would be really interesting!! You should do that and then share some of the pages with us (if you don't mind doing that of course!)
• United States
4 Jul 12
Yeah, i would love to! I can do that.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
No, I don't keep a dream journal and I don't usually remember my dreams at all. Once in a while I'll have a dream that I remember but it doesn't happen often...maybe twice a year or so. I think you can dream about whatever you put in your head just before you go to sleep. If you dreamed about your day then you must have been thinking about your day as you drifted off to sleep. I read recently that whatever you think about right as you are drifting off can stay in your subconscious mind for up to 4 hours after you fall asleep. This brings about an interesting question. Do you think you can control what you dream about?
• United States
2 Jul 12
Hmm, yeah i have thought about that before but, everytime i try and dream about something. I never do if i do i dont remember it. I also, have nightmares a lot but, i havent had one since i started this dream journal.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
Don't try too hard. Just plant the idea in your subconscious before you drift off and see what happens.
• United States
2 Jul 12
Alright i will try. Thanks
@Lorden (348)
• South Africa
15 Jul 12
Yes, I also keep a dream journal. I don't necessarily write down each and every dream every night, but sometimes I have such memorable dreams, and those are the ones that go into the journal. I've been keeping mine since 1995, and it was inspired by an impressive dream I had. I wanted to write that one down, so I got a dedicated notebook and after that one, I also started recording other memorable dreams throughout the years right up to the present. The first one that started it all was a dream that contained parts taken from reality, and the rest, well, let me tell about it briefly here: Mother was giving a piano concert in the living room to her guests, and I was trying to sleep in my room and could hear them all. Then, I reached over to the curtain and looked outside, and saw very clearly a flying saucer in the air, not blurry or feint or anything, but clearly. Well, it seems one of Mother's guests wasn't a normal person. He was just energy, and before long we had a bit of an episode with that guy. Well now I need my journal to remember the details, but I think the flying saucer and the abnormal concert goer had a connection. Anyway, the dream made a brilliant story and I've kept it all these years in the collection of fine, adventurous dreams, some happy and some very, very, very adrenalitic.
• United States
15 Jul 12
wow that's cool, i only just started mine, i write them down everyday however its not really everyday because i tend to not remember my dreams every night.
@magsz1 (8)
4 Jul 12
No, I don't keep a dream journal. But, I think it's a nice idea to have one. Writing down everything that I remember from your dreams is a little hard because usually I can't remember the whole part of my dream. But imagining things that happen in your dreams is amazing.
• United States
4 Jul 12
I have been having issues with remembering my dreams but, they say the more you do it the more you can. I know i have had some pretty crazy dreams before, I am planing to do some painting with it an make it like an art dream journal.
• United States
2 Jul 12
I do believe you'll remember more the more you do it. I think of dream recall like a muscle that you need to stretch and work, as you practice it more than it'll grow stronger and stronger. It's actually pretty common to dream of things you've done during the day, I often dream of such things myself. Like if I've been working on homework all day, I'll find (to my utter dismay!) that I might dream about doing my homework. Here are some tricks you can try to help you improve your dream recall. At night before you go to sleep say to yourself, "I will remember my dreams!" It sounds silly but it actually really works for lots of people. When you wake up, immediately review your dream in your head. If you can't remember anything, identify what you were thinking when you woke up cause chances are it was related to your dream and when you remember it you'll be able to remember bits and pieces of your dream.
• United States
2 Jul 12
I think that makes sense, i will try that too. Thanks for the tips.
• India
2 Jul 12
Sometimes its really happens what you have seen in the dreams. But its common that most of the people forget their dreams. Even it happened to me that came in my dreams I dont have the habit of writing my dreams in a note book. Moreover i dont have time to do those things. But its a weird things that how we get the future incidents in our dreams. Its lies as a question in my mind. Do you have any interesting dreams in your life that happened in your real life Come share with us.....
• United States
2 Jul 12
Yeah, i know what you mean. I have never actually had a dream that came true. somethings i have dreams on things that already happen.