Do you have an extra 10 minutes spare each day to write down your dreams?
Life gets a bit hectic sometimes. I know the feeling.
You have to consider if it’s even worth your time to write anything down in a dream journal.
It seems a bit boring. You have better things to do. You just don’t want to.
Do you need to write down your dreams?
I’ve been asked this question a few times lately so I thought it was important to address.
No. You don’t need to, but you should.
You don’t need to because it’s easy to remember your dreams, lucid or not, without writing anything down. You could go your whole life without filling in a dream journal and you would still remember being lucid.
So why should you do it?
Because your dream recall will be a lot better. Simple as that.
Writing down your dreams enables you to remember a lot more of them and in much greater detail. It’s a cliche, but the more you put into lucid dreaming the more you get out.
It just depends how much you want it. To be better you have to go the extra mile. I don’t consider an extra 10 minutes per day too hard.
I know because I’ve tested it
I stopped writing down my dreams a while ago. I’d say my dream recall was fantastic. I could remember more than one dream per night, every night.
But slowly it begins to fall away, little by little.
I can still remember more than one dream per night, but I can’t remember as far back into my dreams as previously. This wasn’t much of a problem because when I test something I wake up and write down the result. I don’t need to write a big story about what happened, do I?
It’s much more exciting when you go to bed at night and you know you will remember everything. I’m officially starting to write down my dreams again every day. I’ll stop again in the future, but only when I want to test something out.
Is there any alternative?
You could always try to write down a few dreams per week. Even if it’s at the weekend. You can’t possibly tell me you don’t have 10 minutes to spare when you wake up at the weekend.
If you really can’t, I can only recommend you set your alarm clock a few hours early, write down your dream and go back to sleep.
If you’re just refuse to write anything down that’s fine. You’ll still have lucid dreams and they will still be fantastic. You WILL remember them.
But they could be better.
Once you have your first lucid dream I know you’re going to be a lot more interested. Writing something down doesn’t seem like such a big deal now.
At the very least you still need to go over your dreams when you wake up. Ideally before you open your eyes and think about breakfast, because they will soon be erased from your mind.
Whatever you decide to do, you always have the option of improving your lucid ability by writing more down.