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      Maintaining Awareness, Mindfulness, Uses for Lucidity and Procrastination?

      Recently Ive been trying to keep a general vague awareness about myself; sort of like doing a reality check, but trying to stay in one, so that I very much live in the present moment for a large amount of time. It's very difficult to keep it going, but I think that it might have applications for helping with lucidity (obviously, if you remain aware of your surroundings at all times, you might be able to deduce you're dreaming) and also for procrastination. I have a lot of trouble with procrastination, and think that keeping my wits about me would help ward against slipping into my usual patterns.

      Basically I'm wondering, does anyone have any advice regarding maintaining "All-Day Awareness" and have any stories to share for myself and others regarding what it feels like, its results and its applications? It would be very interesting to hear from you!

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      First off, in the view of others, All Day Awareness is probably the most difficult awareness technique to really get into. Though it does take alot of time to perfect, once you really get it down the rewards are great. Of course though you have to take on the right mindset with it. If you approach ADA the wrong way then it ends up doing nothing and in some cases, even working against you.
      Recently Ive been trying to keep a general vague awareness about myself; sort of like doing a reality check, but trying to stay in one, so that I very much live in the present moment for a large amount of time. It's very difficult to keep it going, but I think that it might have applications for helping with lucidity
      That is common and everyone that gives any awareness technique a go tends to have this same difficulty in the beginning. After some persistence, determination, and just straight up not giving up or letting yourself quit, that mindset really does come on its own and you can withhold that awareness all day without a problem- I learned that from personal experience; all of this actually.
      As for the results and applications, I can't help you in that area because I do Self Awareness, a completely different mindset towards awareness in my opinion.

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      Quote Originally Posted by OneUp View Post
      I can't help you in that area because I do Self Awareness, a completely different mindset towards awareness in my opinion.
      Thanks for the reply. I have gradually felt myself slipping into a slightly more aware mindset, though I haven't managed to become lucid as a result of it yet, which is really expected as I've only just started using it. How would you describe thie "Self Awareness" tactic that you yourself use?

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      How would you describe thie "Self Awareness" tactic that you yourself use?
      Alot easier than All Day Awareness, and a whole lot more effective.
      But really, its works wonders. When I was at my peak of success with no distractions I would get at least 1 Lucid Dream a night, and every night at least half of my REM dreams were semi-lucid. If you really practice Self Awareness I would have to say it is probably the best technique out there right now, in my opinion of course. The technique itself is still a Lucid Mindset, but changed in various areas such as what you are really focusing on throughout the day. It mainly focuses more on you, the person practicing it, way more than ADA does. It makes you war more aware of yourself rather than your environment, which I think is also way better for lucidity.
      I'm a little lazy right now so I dont feel like typing up everything about Self Awareness, but if you want to learn more, check out my thread "My Journey With Self Awareness and My Twist To It". It'll sum up alot of the things you need to know about it.

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      -Perfect the time dilation watch
      -Continue to have a dream plan for most of my lucid dreams

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