How to Lucid Dream

How to experience the joy of being awake while you sleep

Lucid Dreaming is a phenomenon where you become fully conscious during a dream and control your dream world. It’s delightful, and anyone can do it.

Learning to lucid dream is very simple, but it takes lots of dedication. Below is the “dream routine” I adopt whenever I want to start regularly lucid dreaming.

Dream Routine

  • Start a dream journal. Every morning when you wake up, immediately write down all of the dreams you can remember.
  • Every night before you go to bed, visualize that first thing in the morning, you will vividly recall your dreamsand will write them down in your dream journal.
  • Throughout the day, periodically ask yourself, “Am I dreaming?”. As you do this, look around you and see if anything you are experiencing is strange or impossible. Things in dreams tend not to make sense when viewed rationally, so you should quickly be able to tell if you are in a dream.
  • Tip: An easy way to remember to ask this question draw a dot on the back of your hand with a marker. This serves as a visual reminder to ask yourself if you are dreaming whenever you see it.
  • Repeat this process consistently. I can reliably start getting lucid dreams to occur after following this routine for 15-30 days.

Sounds like a lot of work, right? Well, it is, but trust me, it’s worth it. While lucid dreaming, you can take control of your dreams and experience what it is like to fly, go on fantastical adventures, or anything else you can imagine.

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