1: GET ENOUGH SLEEP. If tired, you are less likely to remember a dream. If necessary, catching up on sleep over the weekend can be a great way to improve dream recall.
2: GIVE YOURSELF A PRESLEEP SUGGESTION. If you are new to dreams or having trouble with recall, before falling asleep, tell yourself in a relaxed manner that you will remember your dreams. Giving yourself a presleep suggestion informs your psyche that you are ready and willing to communicate. However, if doing so feels intense or scary, you may not be ready to investigate your dreams, even if their messages are positive and helpful. There is no rush; wait until the thought of understanding your dreams feels comfortable.
3: MAKE IT EASY. Keep paper and pen handy. If you don’t have time to record the full dream, jot down the gist and add the specifics later.
4: RECORD SOMETHING. If you do not recall a dream when first starting out on your dream journey, note the feelings, ideas, or new thoughts that hover as you wake up. These may be remnants of a dream message and recording them can help with future dream recall.
5: MOTIVATION. Be eager to remember your dreams. Your psyche needs to get the message that you are ready and willing to hear its messages, and enthusiasm will start the ball rolling.
6: STAY RELAXED AND FIND SOME DOWN TIME. If you have not worked with your dreams before, taking a few minutes of quiet time for yourself each day can help forge a path to your psyche. Anything that allows you to unplug from intense daily activities will work. A short meditation, music, a walk in nature, or a creative hobby can help synchronize your outer and inner parts.
7: APPLY WHAT YOU GET. Once you have a dream and zero in on its meaning, apply the message. Like taking advice from a good friend, dream advice will keep coming if you listen to it.