Let assume that you are trying to lucidly dream. One of the first steps that you found online is that you need to keep a dream journal. “A dream journal? What’s that?” you might ask. Well, a dream journal is a journal that you write down your dreams. It is important that you write down dreams that you had as soon as you wake up with as much details as you can remember. The next thing you might ask is “Why should I keep a dream journal? I can already remember my dreams perfectly!” Well, this is why I create this article: to give you a couple of reasons why you should start your dream journal tonight.
Improved Dream Recall
By keeping a dream journal and writing in it every morning, you will increase your dream recall. Dream recall is an important skill to have and to be improved. If you do not possess a sufficient amount of dream recall, then the chances of you becoming lucid has already dropped. The dream journal counter this by allowing you to remember details that you will have most likely forgot otherwise. The act of recording a dream makes your brain think that dreams are important and therefore feeds you more details in next dream. The effect can and will continue to compound each day with the dream journal.
Recognition of Dream Signs
The dream journal will be a record of your dreams. With it, you can analyze it for repeating elements in the dreamscape. When you finally isolate the recurring elements in your journal, you will be able to recognize these signs in your dreams allowing you a greater chance of you becoming lucid.
The Ultimate Record Book
When you finally become lucid, it will be an amazing experience and you will want something to capture the incredible event the best way possible. There is no such better tool than a dream journal. You can write all the extraordinary details and emotions that you witness in the dream journal. And because your brain isn’t the perfect memory storage device, it will exist in the pages of the journal for years to come, allowing you to relive the dream over and over.
Well, there you have it: a few reasons why you should have a dream journal. These are but a few of the countless possibilities of having a dream journal. There are so many more, but they can only be found if you start journaling. What are you waiting for?
Sources: Personal Experience