Welcome to Night #1 of the Dream Challenge! This 3-day challenge is designed to help you start understanding and using your dreams in your daily life.
Click here to join the Dream Challenge Facebook Group. This is your private community of dreamers where you can share your experiences during the challenge.
Your dreams are connected to your life
Many people miss the connection between their dreams and their waking life. We’ve been trained to believe that dreams are random and meaningless. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Actually, your dreams are intimately connected to your waking life. But the only way to really *know* that is to start paying attention to them.
For many of us, we only pay attention to our dreams when there’s a problem – when you have a scary dream, a reoccurring dream, or when you notice a dream come true in your real life.
These experiences are a great place to start. They provide a perfect entry into the world of dreams. But like any relationship, you can only have a relationship with your dreams if you nurture it.
Imagine how your friends would react if you only paid any attention to them when you had a problem. And ignored them the rest of time. You’d likely find yourself spending a lot of time alone. It’s the same with dreams. Your dreams are much more fun when you nurture the relationship. Same as you would nurture a friendship.
Now, I hear you ask, “how do I nurture a relationship with my dreams?” Great question. And that’s exactly what your first challenge is all about.
I challenge you to:
Write Down Your Dreams
This just might be the most important challenge of all. And I encourage you to do it! I know you’re busy. But writing down your dream doesn’t have to be a time consuming chore. Instead, I encourage you to make it fun and easy for yourself.
Here’s what to do:
- Put a journal or notepad by your bedside tonight before you go to sleep
- Set your alarm 10 minutes early
- Before you get out of bed, take 5 – 10 minutes to write down your dreams
It’s that simple. And if you set your alarm early, you won’t have to worry about it taking any extra time out of your day.
Do you think your dreams are too long to write down in five minutes? No worries. You don’t have to write down every single detail. Just write the highlights or key points. What stood out to you most about the dream? How did you feel during the dream? If you don’t have a lot of time, just answer these two questions. And I *know* you have time to do that
Building a Relationship with your Dreams
When you write down your dreams you begin to build a relationship with them. You begin to train your mind that dreams are important and that they are something to pay attention to.
Have you heard the saying, “what you focus on increases?” That’s true for dreams too. When you give importance to your dreams, your dreams respond in kind. You’ll have *more* dreams AND you’ll have better dreams.
It’s just like a friendship. When you spend time with your friends, your bond and connection increases. When you ignore your friends, you lose touch. Dreams are just like that. When you spend time with them, you strengthen your connection.
Writing down your dreams is by far the best way to start connecting with your them.
Need help with dream recall?
For tips on how to remember more dreams (so you have something to write down) check out my article “10 Simple Tricks to Remember Your Dreams.”
If you’re really hardcore or if you’re super excited for this challenge (and I know you are!), try this technique to recall 5 – 6 dreams TONIGHT!
In the morning, remember to hop on over to the Facebook Group and share your experiences. Can’t wait to hear your dreams.