Hi everyone! Sleeping well? Time for another lucid dreaming post!
Now, to be honest, I haven't felt too motivated to make an effort with my lucid dreams as of late. I haven't had any LD's for a while, I've been going to bed a little too late for comfort, and in general just haven't felt like concentrating that much on dreaming. So I figured I'd give it another try, and start with the basics again. The most important thing when it comes to LD's is your own intention. But what's easy to overlook is your ability to remember that intention as you drift off to sleep. Fortunately, there are a few memory exercises you can do during the day to improve your ability.
This particular exercise is designed to be practised for one week. There are four target events for each day. When you wake up in the morning, read the events for the current day, and only the current day. Memorize the events.
Now, as you go about your business during the day, be on the lookout for the targets. When you notice one of them, do a reality check, to determine if you're dreaming or awake. For example, if the target event is "The next time I see someone with a baby carriage," you would do a reality check when you spot someone pushing one of those around.
At the end of the day, write down how many of the four target events you managed to notice. If you realise that you missed the first occurrence of a target event, you have failed it, even if you notice it again later. If you are sure that a target did not occur at all during the day, make a note of it.
Continue this exercise for at least a week. If you find yourself not getting many of them down, then continue with the exercise a while longer, until you can get most of them. Make up more targets, write down your results and keep track of your success rate.
If you stick with this exercise for a few weeks, your memory should improve quite a bit. I have yet to try it, but I intend to start doing it tomorrow, on Monday. I hope it will be helpful, and I hope this post was in some way helpful to you. Until next time, everyone, sweet dreams!