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dreamsIf someone who usually forgets his dreams uses some of these techniques, he will gain access to another part of his life – the mysterious world of dreams.

1. Develop the habit to record something every day upon waking.

All new habits take about 21 days to develop, so record something every morning for 21 days. Even if you do not remember your dreams, write something as soon as you wake up. Remember that feelings are equally important for the interpretation of dreams, as images and words, and can help reveal a large part of the dream. But if you do not remember anything, then write something, even as simple as “I don’t remember any dream today.” Everything you write is not as important as the very act of writing because thus you make your subconscious work and give you something to write.

2. Always have a pencil and a notebook or whatever else helps you (eg. tape recorder) next to your bed.

When you start working on the method of remembering your dreams, it is necessary to record them immediately upon waking. Dreams quickly slip out of the memory, often within seconds after you wake up.

3. Learn to wake up before the alarm.

The shock from the sound, music and radio can easily make you forget what you dreamed of. Try to give yourself a command to wake up at a certain time to make your subconscious wake you up a few minutes before the alarm.

4. Try to remember your dreams after a nap

Set your alarm clock for 20 or 30 minutes. It is believed that it is easier to remember dreams after a quick sleep because in this case the brain does not enter the phase of deep sleep.

5. Give your memory the command to recall your dreams upon waking up.

This is an exercise that needs practice. Think that your memory is a muscle that should be trained in order to grow stronger.

6. If these techniques do not work on you, try reverse psychology.

Give yourself the command not to remember any dream. Sometimes the subconscious is “perverse” and refuses to do what you are saying. So try telling it not to do what you really want to do.

7. Read something spiritual at bedtime.

This can help provoke the emergence of some subconscious visions related to your daily life and appearing in your dreams and help you interpret them.

8. If you finally recall a feeling and have no other recollection of a dream, try to imagine a situation where you could have this kind of feeling.

In this case, try to find traces of the dream in your memory. This technique can bring back a piece of the dream.

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Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.

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