My previous post talked about doing reality checks. That is a great first start and will get you into your first lucid dream but if you cant remember the dream then the dream was a wasted attempt. The skill you increase is called dream recall. Dream recall is the ability to recall your dreams. Logical right?
Their is only one way that i have found to really improve dream recall, and that is to write your dreams down in a journal. I know your thinking.. "all of them???" yes, the more the merrier. You are probably also thinking, "but i forget my dreams as soon as i wake up, how do i get to my pen and pad quick enough." Well, you could type them down in a phone, or just keep something with in direct reach of your sleeping area.
First thing you can do when you come too consciousness in your bed, is to, BEFORE MOVING, go over all of the dream that you just came from, using the "how did i get here" method. Go over every detail, from sights and sounds, to smells and emotions. Who was there? How did you feel? Then when you feel you have did this a few times, and its imprinted into your short term memory, then proceed to write it down. I normally start remembering more, the more i write, which will lead me into other dreams that i thought i forgotten.
Till next week~!!
For an example of a dream journal you can check out mine, i made it a blog!!
The Dream Journal