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    Thread: Okay. I'm ready to get back into this.

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      Okay. I'm ready to get back into this.

      I was on this site years ago under a different username. I wanted to start with a clean slate because my old account was from when I was much younger. I'm a bit older and much more mature now.

      I have managed to lucid dream, and it's like that mirage in the desert I keep chasing after. Never quite had the fortitude to manage it, and when it did happen I was never quite in control of it. But that's okay. That was in the past, and this is in the now.

      My first step is to pick up logging my dreams in a dream journal again. That really does help recall. I'm making this something of my New Year's Goal to try and have at least 1 lucid dream next year. Baby steps. Very small baby steps.

      Life caught me up in a swirl.

      Like, I moved from America to South Korea.

      And I'm on Accutane (a generic of it, but same thing) right now. I'm fatigued, exhausted, and it always feels like no sleep is enough sleep. I can conk out for 9+ hours straight and it just isn't enough.

      Have to keep trucking, though. Only got about a month and two weeks left on those meds.

      But I've noticed my dream recall is absolutely terrible. Sometimes I get vague snippets, other times I can remember my dreams. . . most of the time I can't. And it's kind of disheartening, because I loved dreaming, remembering everything. . .

      It's been 4 months since I moved here. I'm adjusted to the food, the lifestyle, the people. . . Could there still be some lingering stress killing it for me? I don't know.

      Tonight I'm going to start a dream journal. Tomorrow I'm going to buy a dedicated journal to keep for my bedside. I'll get there. Slowly but surely. Hopefully.
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      Welcome to DV again

      Your dream recall will definitely get better again for sure! Don't give up and I hope to see you around dv!

      Lucid dreams make your dreams come true!!

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      Thanks there, Sparkley. I'm going to start tonight. I just feel so bummed because my recall is hitting rock bottom and it hasn't been improving. But I'm going to start tonight. Gotta work myself back up. I just hope the move across countries didn't kill the dreams entirely. :c
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      You'll do good

      Lucid dreams make your dreams come true!!

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      Hey there,

      Its normal for your dream recall to plummet when you're paying less attention to your dreams for a while. And its normal for your dream recall to plummet when you're tired. So you're probably getting hit by both at once.

      Because your body is exhausted, your sleep is deeper to compensate, making it harder to remember your dreams. As your body stabilizes itself, that problem will correct itself automatically. Then its just a matter of paying attention to your dreams again. Start by writing down any detail you can remember, no matter how vague or trivial. Even if its just something like 'I think there was a dog in my dream somewhere'. Write it down. As you begin to pay more attention to your dreams, recall will grow.

      Also make sure you give yourself enough time to remember your dreams when you awaken. If you immediately start to think about other things (or jump out of bed and get started on the day), it'll be hard to remember everything. I often find that simply by lying still for a moment and trying not to think of anything, a sudden dream recollection hits me.

      Anyways, good luck!

      -Redrivertears-

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      I just re-started too

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