If you’ve ever woken up from a dream wondering what it all means, we have the decoding tactics you need to interpret your nighttime subconscious.
Write it Down
Because remembering dreams clearly is easier when you get a restful sleep, we recommend keeping a notebook on your nightstand. When you wake up refreshed, you can jot down everything you remember happening in your dream.
Keep it Simple
It’s always best to analyze dreams on a basic level before delving deeper. Don’t add in parts that seem plausible, as dreams are everything except. Your dream will most likely be a compilation of unconnected words, imagery and symbols. And that’s okay! There’s actually a modicum of truth in that hazy story. Dreams are reflections of yourself and your daily life, so don’t try to account for pieces that aren’t there.
Go with Your Gut
For more abstract dreams, analyze your emotions and how you felt in the dream. Meaning isn’t always obvious the way we think it will be, like seeing an overwhelmingly obvious image. To find the truth and meaning in your dream, look at what it elicits and then apply it to anything relevant in your life it could link to. It’s definitely not easy at first, but if you make it a daily ritual, you’ll gain a better understanding of your own subconscious. Eventually, you’ll start to notice patterns and see certain symbols reappear. At first the images may seem irrelevant, but soon you’ll start to notice patterns and see certain symbols reappear.
The key thing to remember is that dreams are personal and it’s all about what you think and feel. So have fun and let your dreams be your guide…
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