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      Quote Originally Posted by Pastelpeach View Post
      I think my recalls are getting worse... Before, I can just write down dreams without trouble, now I have to dig around just to find fragments. I couldn't recall anything this morning except for needing to drive my friend home and (I think) getting lucid but lost it. I couldn't even remember if I was really lucid or I was just dreaming about being lucid. I tried to pinch my nose, but even before I'm done with that, I tried to push my finger through, then blackness.
      Don't worry about it too much, recall can be sporadic and it's pretty delicate, can be affected by the most random things. The more you worry about it, the longer you'll have issues with it.
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      Just a thought: August is coming up! Why don't you create a list of personal lucid goals you would like to achieve this month? It can help motivate you and put you in a better mindset to get lucid sooner! Good luck.
      If something goes wrong with your dream, just yell, "PLOT TWIST!" and move on.

      Maybe it's a dream and if I scream, it will burst at the seams.


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      Quote Originally Posted by RareCola View Post
      Don't worry about it too much, recall can be sporadic and it's pretty delicate, can be affected by the most random things. The more you worry about it, the longer you'll have issues with it.
      Alright, I won't worry too much about it

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      Quote Originally Posted by paigeyemps View Post
      Just a thought: August is coming up! Why don't you create a list of personal lucid goals you would like to achieve this month? It can help motivate you and put you in a better mindset to get lucid sooner! Good luck.
      That's a good idea, thanks!

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      I didn't try to be lucid last night, I was really stressed out. I recalled a bit from a dream this morning, it will be in my DJ. I also remember waking up feeling really happy from another dream, my mom was really nice (we had a major fight yesterday in RL). I hope I'll get to recall more dreams soon.

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      Well if you aren't having to fight to get only a fragment or so, then you must be improving! Especially with stress, that can really put progress down. Just remember not to worry too much about it, your recall will come back soon enough
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      I recalled 3 dreams this morning. I stopped doing MILD but not on purpose, it's just not on my mind by the time I go to bed. I really need to get in to the habit of doing RCs during the day, but nothing unusual happens since I'm home all day. I hope I won't be kicked out of my house anytime soon so I can continue to update my DJ and workbook

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      Recall is good, its just a matter of time for lucids...

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      Starting tonight, I'll need to ask myself if I had any dream every time I wake up, cause I always think I don't but I do...
      So but by the time I get out of bed, I'll only remember fragments of the dreams. FRUSTRATINGGGGGGGG!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pastelpeach View Post
      Starting tonight, I'll need to ask myself if I had any dream every time I wake up, cause I always think I don't but I do...
      So but by the time I get out of bed, I'll only remember fragments of the dreams. FRUSTRATINGGGGGGGG!
      Pencil and paper by your bed, jot down a key word or two and i bet your recall will improve drastically.

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      I woke up smiling this morning, couldn't remember what I dreamed of...

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      At least that was a happy emotion! It's still a fragment of sorts to jot down. Though it is a little frustrating to wake up with an emotion and not remember why you're experiencing it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Caenis View Post
      At least that was a happy emotion! It's still a fragment of sorts to jot down. Though it is a little frustrating to wake up with an emotion and not remember why you're experiencing it.
      I smiled a couple of times waking up in the past, the happiness seems surreal every time. Like I've never experienced it in real life...

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      I didn't do MILD last night, I went straight to sleep. I woke up 5 hrs later and I was gonna get out of bed but didn't want to miss my REM sleep. I didn't use any induction technique. I was in a dream and got lucid, I don't remember the dream, I just remember doing RCs. I couldn't push my finger through my palm so I pinched my nose, I had to take a really deep breath to confirm that I'm lucid. I kinda had a plan of what I want to do when I'm lucid but I didn't think of it at all in the dream. I thought I could try the TOTM but I couldn't remember what it was. I did RCs again with the same results. I didn't do anything cause I don't know what to do. I did RCs again but they didn't work this time. I don't know if I woke up or continued dreaming.
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      Congratulations on your lucid Pastelpeach! The fact that you did RCs in the first place is a really good sign already - you're just around the corner from a full lucid.

      Maybe try a technique known as "Incubation" to try and remember your goals within the dream.

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      I'll go look it up, thanks!

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      No dream recall today.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pastelpeach View Post
      I didn't do MILD last night, I went straight to sleep. I woke up 5 hrs later and I was gonna get out of bed but didn't want to miss my REM sleep. I didn't use any induction technique. I was in a dream and got lucid, I don't remember the dream, I just remember doing RCs. I couldn't push my finger through my palm so I pinched my nose, I had to take a really deep breath to confirm that I'm lucid.
      Awesome Peach!!! Sometimes you gotta break through that initial moment in a lucid dream with a little extra effort, but you totally succeeded by taking that extra deep breath. And that's after the the finger through the palm failed, so you really succeeded at a couple things: 1. moving to the next RC when the first one failed (which takes enormous rational skills once you are already in the dream, meaning to remember something specific from waking life once already lucid), and 2. once you moved to the second lucid test (nose plug), you gave it extra effort before giving up on it. This suggests an excellent level of rational thought within the lucid dream, which is an excellent tool to moving on to achieving greater levels of lucidity in later dreams, as well as extending them. So brava!

      I kinda had a plan of what I want to do when I'm lucid but I didn't think of it at all in the dream. I thought I could try the TOTM but I couldn't remember what it was. I did RCs again with the same results. I didn't do anything cause I don't know what to do. I did RCs again but they didn't work this time. I don't know if I woke up or continued dreaming.
      This is why I try to preach the before bed list: Before you go to sleep (and you should think of it through out the day as well), have a plan for when you become lucid, plus a couple back up plans. The first can be your reality checks, the ones that you already know are successful. Like the nose pinch. Then try to remember the TOTM you wish to do. Then any other task that means something to you. I'd keep it at about 3 things on the list. You can even hand write them down, anything to hammer the thoughts into your subconscious. Mine for example, usually include: the TOTM, then going through a mirror (a past TOTM actually). The point is, once you repeat to yourself what it is you want to do in a lucid dream, you are more likely to remember it once you're there. Which shouldn't be a problem for you since you already remember things quite well once in the lucid dream. It's all about planning in your waking life at this point.
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      Thanks! I was surprised that I was actually lucid cause it didn't feel like it at all with the nose plug! I'm having trouble with remembering to do RCs during the day, it's just nothing unusual happens haha I will do what you suggest before bedtime, thanks!

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      I've been dreaming of Minecraft every night lately since I started playing. This morning, I watched as my aunt was cooking egg and it seemed so familiar to me, I stood there wondering if I had a dream like that. I was with my friend a few days ago and she was cooking eggs too. I thought it was just my memory playing tricks but I did have a dream of me frying eggs.

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      I woke up after 7hrs of sleep and couldn't recall any dream so I went back to sleep. I had a lucid moment in my non-LD this morning! Although it was really short, only for a min or two, I'm still happy about it! I pinched my nose, took a deep breath. I wanted to stabilize by using the five senses so I felt the cement, smelled my hand and tried to observe the cement. It was fuzzy and I had to blink so I blinked and wanted to say "stabilize lucidity" after but I woke up opening my eyes. I should have realize that it's a dream since it's in a mall haha I think this would've went better if I used an induction technique. I went back to sleep wanting to continue the dream, I did dream but it was not the same dream :/

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      I think your technique is probably fine, you seem to be able to DILD quite naturally. It's more a matter of stabilization and and keeping the dream going that you're having a tiny issue with. Although you're doing everything right, examining your environment, using different senses. Sometimes I have fuzzy LDs too, and I find that I just ignore the "problems" and continue with my lucid to-do list in spite of any stabilization issues. Quite often they sort themselves out once I quit focusing on them and just start doing what I want.
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      I'm still having trouble of keeping the LDs going... but at least I LD! I don't know if the senses stabilization help much, because every time I get to observing, I would wake up I really need to work on my dream recalls, I couldn't even remember much from LDs.

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      Heya! So first off, what technique, or approach are you going with these days?

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      It's embarrassing to say but I just go with DILD & RCs... haha

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