Isabella Becerra– Contributing Writer
Do you love to sleep? Are you constantly hassled by teachers, friends and parents telling you that you need to get out of bed and do something productive? Well, how would you react if you found out there’s a way to make sleeping, snoozing and dreaming productive, if you just take it to the next level. Tell your friends, teachers and parents that you’re doing some self discovery work. All you need to do is sleep, dream and analyze.
Dreaming is a communication between our conscious mind and our unconscious mind, also known as the subconscious. Essentially, dreams are the bridge that allows movement back and forth between what we think we know, and what we really know. The subconscious mind stores your beliefs, memories and life experiences, and usually follows a rule of “you get what you focus on.” Dreaming and sleeping allow us to play out painful or puzzling emotions or experiences in a safe place, our mind (not to mention you’re super comfy while doing it).
One of the biggest myths about dream analysis is that there are a set inescapable rules that people need to follow. Remember: every person is unique, so no dream has the exact same meaning for every person. There are a handful of websites on the internet that claim that they have dictionaries that could tell you the meaning of a dream, but in the end you are the only
person who can tell what your dream really means.
Dreams can be seen as messages. For instance, a dream can be sent to you by your subconscious in an effort to motivate you to solve a problem you are ignoring. Along with which, the subconscious may highlight certain suppressed emotions, wishes or desires, causing you to dream of something you really wish you could do in real life.
A person can only help you interpret your dreams provided that he/she knows a lot about you and the life circumstances that you are going through. Now that you know this, here is how to interpret your dreams:
Write down all the details of the dream as soon as you remember it.
Keep in mind that even the people you see in your dreams can be symbolic. For instance, if you saw a close friend in your dream, this does not necessarily mean that your mind is referring to that person specifically.
Try to connect the events of the dream to the events that are taking place in your life, especially the most recent ones!
If you’re feeling stuck in the analyzation process, then it’s also OK to use websites such as dreammoods.com and sleeps.com to assist you.
Now that you know all of this, why don’t you go take a nap and dream a little, because who doesn’t love their bed? That is, if you don’t have a paper due tomorrow. But remember, if you sleep, dream and then analyze, you ARE being productive, right?