Imagine what each morning would feel like if every night you knew how to dream what you wanted to dream about. One night you’re dreaming about a fabulous trip to an exotic location and the next night you dream about finally starting that exercise program you’ve been putting off. Could you wake up each morning tingling with excitement about the possibilities each new day presents?
I think it’s entirely possible. There are dreams I’ve had that have kept me enchanted all day. The feelings the dream left me with were so vivid and life like that I found myself returning to them in my mind throughout the day.
To have the kind of influence over your subconscious that would allow you that kind of power requires an incredible amount of practice for some while others may have been born with a natural gift. Since our minds are trainable (even if in school we had teachers who thought perhaps our particular mind was not…), using the right techniques to control your dreams can make a difference.
A dream is really nothing more than a visual of what our brain in an active state while we are sleeping. As our brain processes information and challenges we are facing in real life, we are fortunate enough to get to watch at times. To dream what you want to dream about, get your mind thinking about your plan before you fall asleep.
Ever fallen asleep stressed about your job or the bills and had a terrible dream that you were being chased? Prep your brain for a better experience by thinking about what you want to dream about before you fall asleep. Just don’t think about, though, cover yourself in the detail of the experience. You have to find a way to let go of the stress that may hold you back. Want the tropical island? Soak in a warm bath with scented oil and flower petals before you go to bed. Play soothing music with water sounds in the background. Look at pictures of islands before going to sleep. Pick a specific island and map out how you would spend one solid day in such paradise.
There are multiple benefits to this process whether you believe you can learn how to dream what you want or not. Falling asleep less stressed will make you more rested when you wake up. Filling your head with possible dreams and goals gives you inspiration for doing the things you have to do each day that aren’t quite as enjoyable as a tropical adventure (like WORK!). A little positive attitude goes a very, long way.