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      Is this something that happens to everyone?

      Hello, I have a question about dream recalling.

      I write down every possible dream I can remember(Even if I remember one scene) every morning and when waking up during night...

      At the beginning I saw the improvement.

      My dreams(that I wrote down) went from being ~60 words long to being ~300 words long.
      The night when I got that 300 words long dream I also got another dream that happened after waking up and writing down the long one.
      I dreamed about that first one continuing.
      And after that dream I had my first LD or Simulated LD this year... It was super short.

      Now I think I have a problem because from that day, every second day I only remember some episodes but any other day I remember full dreams.
      (I hope you understand)

      Monday - Episode(15 words)
      Tuesday - Full(224 words)
      Wednesday - Episode(14 words)
      And so one...

      Is this some kind of dry spell?

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      Something similar is happening to me right now too.
      I had a couple of very nice LDs in one night and am pretty much dry since then.
      I don't recall any more then three or four scenes since a week and none tonight

      So sorry, I can't help you in any kind but the question if this happens to everyone, at least for me,
      I can answer with a clear yes.

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      Something to keep in mind is that LDing is a little like going to the gym. You can't expect to do your 1 rep max every single night. It's not going to happen. You also can't expect to always be in top form every single night. There are going to be single nights where nothing much happens. Don't worry about it.

      What you can do is build better patterns of thinking, better patterns of acting in the world, and so forth. These patterns, even when your lucid dreaming is down, or your recall is down, are still in place. They are still working beneath the surface, so that even if you are in a dry spell, it will only be a matter of time before you break through again.

      Rest is really important. If you have been pushing yourself a lot, then take a few days off. Relax, do some conscious breathing (just being aware that you are breathing, letting the breath relax you, and enjoy being relaxed) and don't worry too much about dreaming. Once you feel charged up (after a few days, or a week, or whatever) get back into the practice and work hard again.

      We have to know when to work, and when to rest. Working around the clock not only kills the fun of dreaming, but it is also stupid. It is detrimental to dream practice in a lot of ways. Awareness works best when we are relaxed.

      So don't worry about a single night being not so good. We have the rest of our lives to dream. May it be long.

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      That's gold right there.
      When I went to sleep tonight I was like skrew this, tonight I take a night off.
      The result was that I remember a short dream and jumped right into a LD after that one.
      I even managed to remember my Goal of the month and achieved it
      Taking some pressure off yourself seems like one key here.

      Tanks a lot, ThreeCat!
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      Thanks, I may consider this
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