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Discussion Areas => Other => Dreams => Topic started by: Aurafire on November 14, 2008, 10:51:22 PM

Title: The greatest invention in existence
Post by: Aurafire on November 14, 2008, 10:51:22 PM
I hate writing my dreams down. However, the morning is the best time to write them down because the information is fresh on your mind. I don't have much time in the morning either. I feel as if I'm wasting paper when I'm writing dreams down because it's likely I won't read them again. www.dreamjournal.net .That's where I've been recording dreams recently. Basically, I'll just do my best to recall the details when I wake up, and as I'm eating breakfast, taking a shower, etc. I have a pretty good memory once I'm conscious of the information. Then I'll record the dream later, when I have more time to do so. So here you have it, simplicity is a click away.
Title: Re: The greatest invention in existence
Post by: Tsumaru on November 15, 2008, 01:36:14 AM
Why not just put it into MS Word or something? =/

But the idea has always been to write EVERYTHING the VERY SECOND you wake up. It's not about having a good memory - dreams have this notorious capacity for being forgotten. No matter how good your memory is. I expect it has something to do with their very nature. You simply can't "think about it a lot and try and remember". Oh, sure, you'll remember the overall gist of it and some of the main points - but depending on the dream, probably a lot of details will go away.

Although I guess, really, it depends on your motivation for keeping a record anyway. If you just want to track the nature of your dreams generally, you don't need all the details.
Title: Re: The greatest invention in existence
Post by: Aurafire on November 15, 2008, 02:50:43 AM
True. But it's more based on becoming more aware of your dreams altogether. I still find as when I'm writing it triggers other memories from the dream. But by doing this I'm applying the concept by acknowledging and remembering it. Writing it down immediately would be more effective because I feel that more thoughts trigger when you just wake up, but yes you can get most of the info from the dream by simply remembering what you dreampt. But I admit I have a pretty decent memory and I rely on it more than some people would. I remember the names and faces of just over 300 people that come into my work from time to time. Still learning too.  :P My problem with remember dreams, however, lies in that I don't sleep for very long. 4-6 hours a night. Whenever you sleep longer, your periods of dreaming become longer. Usually you remember the last, longest dream you had before you woke up. So let's make some sense of this rambling. 1) Writing it down immediately when you wake up- Most efficient method. 2) Remembering details as clearly as possible- Least efficient method. Well I guess I only put up two methods. So 50% of the methods will be most efficient and 50 least efficient. Until today only half the people that called me a fizzle will have gotten away with it.
Title: Re: The greatest invention in existence
Post by: Tsumaru on November 15, 2008, 03:23:24 AM
...what?
Title: Re: The greatest invention in existence
Post by: Aurafire on November 16, 2008, 02:40:24 PM
LAHHH! *headbutts to the chops*