People say that dreams are the window to our souls. Unfortunately, not many people know how to interpret their dreams or even how to remember them upon waking. There are some people who feel that dreams are simply our minds way of processing events that have occurred throughout our day, other people hold dreams in high regard, saying that they have deep meaning and should not be taken lightly. Whatever the case is, it is important to learn how to remember your dreams in vivid detail, in order to begin to understand what they mean. There are many exercises designed to help you have a better recollection of your dreams after they have occurred. Some of the following suggestions have proved helpful to many people, in terms of finding a better understanding and memory of their dreams.
Start a Dream Journal
There has been much research to support that keeping a dream journal can help you remember your dreams in more vivid detail. The best way to accomplish keeping a successful dream journal is to get into the practice of writing your dreams down the moment you wake up. After doing this for a period of time, it will become easier and easier to remember details which at one point may have been very unclear. In fact, they say the longer you keep your dream journal the better you become at mapping out your dreams in a very specific way. It is also a good idea to sit down with your dream journal at the end of the week and read all of your entries. By doing this you begin to recall dreams you have had and find that you are able to bring them back to the front of your mind very quickly.
Tell Someone About Your Dreams
How many times have you been talking with someone when they have begun telling you about a dream they had the night before? Chances are this has happened to you at least once or twice. You may have responded by telling this person that you wish you could remember dreams the way they do. Well the truth is, these people are probably remembering the dream so well because they talk about them after they happen. You can forget your dreams in a matter of moments if you do not discuss them, write them down or make an effort to recall them. If there is someone for you to speak to such a significant other or family member, get into the habit of telling them what ever you have dreamed about as soon as you wake up, if this is possible. Verbalizing your dreams is a great way to recall the many details that may have been missed otherwise.
Study Dream Literature
There has been a lot of literature and many books written on dreams and ways to better interpret them. Sometimes when you have a better understanding of what specific dreams may mean in your life, remembering the many details of them will become easier. Try going to the public library, to the self-help section and looking for books on the subject of dream awareness and interpretation. There is also a lot of information online and doing a simple Google search will more than likely pull up thousands of results. Remember, that dreams are very important part of your subconscious life and becoming better in tune with them and what they mean can help tell you learn a lot about yourself.
Seek Out a Dream Analyst
There are many people who work in the profession of dream analysis. These people have been trained to help you come to a deeper understanding of your dreams. In addition, they can help you learn a number of exercises which will assist you in remembering the details of your dreams. Dream analysis is a wide area and covers a lot of ground. For example, there are some people who have reoccurring nightmares that they cannot figure out the root of. A good dream analysis can help uncover the hidden meanings as well as reasons for our dreams. Usually, these professionals charged on an hourly basis and services such as these are not typically covered under regular medical insurance. This will mean that this will be an out-of-pocket expense but may be well worth it to anyone who has been struggling with any sort of dream issues.
Understanding the way our subconscious mind works can help us in our everyday life to get a better understanding of the way our conscious mind works. Because the human mind is so complex, every little thing we do to help us learn everything we can about it will be of great service to us. If you are looking for a better understanding of your emotional, psychological and innermost thoughts and feelings, then learning to interpret and remember your dreams in vivid detail will be a great step in the right direction. When you begin to learn your dreams in vivid detail one of the things that will happen is that you will be able to associate smells and colors with dreams you have had. When this happens it is very exciting and enlightening.