My therapist has recommended I do a daily journal of my thoughts in addition to the blogging. She thinks writing some of my thoughts and feelings down even if it is in a private journal would be good for me.
Yesterday, I said something about some anxiety I was having about an upcoming event and she recommended I put it in my notes on my phone so I have it as a reminder. I have not done so yet.
I don’t think we’ve talked much about dreams. I don’t think the subject of a dream journal has ever come up. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking I should start writing my dreams down as soon as I wake up.
I’ve been having some odd dreams lately and many of them I can tell are related to things that are contributing to my anxiety. By late morning I can’t recall most of the details of the dream. All I have left are the feelings and an undercurrent of anxiety. I think it would helo to write down the details so I can remember what is causing this undercurrent.
Sometimes the dreams seem so real that I remember them but they almost feel like real life. Last night, I was 100% sure I had closed the bedroom window when it started raining. When the rain got really hard and woke us up I even told my wife I had closed the window already. But then I looked at the window and it was open. I think I could pass a lie detector test swearing I closed that window.
I had a dream years ago that I participated in a TV show. I know I never did that. but the dream was so vivid and realistic that today it still feels more like a memory than a dream. I’m always worried that someday I will tell people I was on the show even though everyone knows that isn’t true. It seems that real.
Others aren’t this vivid, but I think I could benefit from remembering the details of the dream. I need to write them down while they are still fresh in my mind.
Has anyone out there ever kept a dream journal? Was it worth it?