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      Inheritedlaughs's Workbook - DILD

      I've been lucid dreaming on and off for a decade. Usually, I'll have a period of a month or two where I'm actively attempting it -- reality checks, WBTB, journaling, etc -- and then I'll lose focus/get lazy/annoyed with disrupted sleep, and be satisfied with the occasional spontaneous dream for the rest of the year. I have 3-5 DILDs annually, but most of them are quite short. It's only when I actively WANT a lucid dream that I'll get one that lasts long enough to achieve some goal or what have you. WBTB can get results quickly, but I burn out on it.

      My dream recall is poor right now, since I have not been placing a priority on it. It should improve within a couple weeks of journaling.

      Sleeping Schedule:
      - Normally aim for a bedtime between 10pm and 1am. Natural waking time: 9am-11am. Waking time for work: 5-6am.

      Reality Checks:
      - Pinch nose
      - Count fingers
      - Push finger through palm
      - Read something/check time

      Dream Signs:
      - Meeting new relatives (nieces/nephews) after estrangement from family
      - Can't walk/run, keep falling down
      - Feeling rejected by peers; Dream-Me is excessively sensitive to this, apparently
      - I'm hungry and all the available food has meat in it (am a vegetarian)
      - Natural disasters, must evacuate town
      - Being able to float or glide across the ground; I tend to show it off to DCs who can't do it
      - Being in a classroom/school
      - See old high school friends

      Short-Term Goals:
      - Excellent dream recall
      - Have dreams that I feel emotionally present in, I'm not just an impartial witness to them
      - Do an RC in a dream
      - Fully explore senses once lucid, before doing anything else
      - Maintain active interest in lucid dreaming for longer than one month

      Long-Term Goals:
      - Talk to DCs, learn their histories, get to know as many different "people" as my subconscious can come up with
      - Ask DCs to tell me stories
      - Have a dreamworld/DC best friend
      - Learn how to control the dream environment
      - Travel the universe
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      Welcome to the workbooks!

      Since you mention that WBTBs get you results quickly (I also find them very powerful), but you get burned out on them, perhaps we can figure out a way to do them so that you don't become burned out. Have you tried saving them for only times where you can sleep in? Have you tried finding something you really enjoy doing while up for them? Perhaps short WBTBs are still effective for you? I personally need longer ones.

      You listed some very good goals, both the short term and long term ones. They are all very achievable with the right amount of effort and planning.

      Good luck sticking with it long term. There are so many benefits and adventures to be had, so I really encourage everyone to consider it a wonderful journey of lucid living and dreaming with beneficial milestones uncovered along the way.

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      With WBTB, I've decided to start out very conservatively...like, one attempt a month. And then perhaps try once every two weeks or so. Disrupted sleep makes me feel very resentful/cranky, irrationally so, and that contributes heavily to me giving up. So I'm going to try the slow but consistent approach. Twelve WBTBs over the span of a year is much better than giving up after only a few, and is a regular reinforcement of the lucid dreaming habit. Or so I hope.

      Even this morning, I'd planned on sleeping in a bit to allow plenty of time for dreams. No WBTB even, just an extra hour of snooze. But my cat woke me up very early. And I got all irritable, like of course that would happen when I'm trying to get back into lucid dreaming. Quite silly.

      So, no dream recall for this morning, but tomorrow is another day.

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      That sounds like a good way to approach your WBTBs.

      I don't know how playful your cat is, but if at all possible I recommend treating any morning cat or people greetings as possible hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations or even a false awakening dream. Even if it is your actual cat waking you, you may be able to drift back off into a DEILD. It is common to have scenarios of someone, or a pet, waking you up or coming into the room in such hallucinations and FAs. If it is HHs or an FA and you are treating it as such you will be lucid, or on your way into a fairly easy DEILD. It is much easier to transition from HHs into REM later in your sleep and I think assuming you have already made the transition and are already dreaming is most effective. If you want to be sure before moving then you can do a motionless reality check.

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