Why You Should Write Your Dreams
Lately, I am dreaming a lot more. Coronavirus is spreading here in The Netherlands and I am a little bit afraid. That fear pays off into dreaming about the virus. But I also dream about things that happened in the past, the wishes I have, dreaming about what I want to be if I was not in this life, but in someone else’s life. And I am not clear about that.
I believe everyone dreams in the middle of the night when you’re sleeping. That could be dreaming about what you’ve done that day, dreams about issues that happened in your life, about conversations with others you have and you still think of or you dream about (maybe it could happen you talked about), dreams about your fears, and the list continues. That is how your brain works. It is called healing what had happened. Sometimes, you also dream of things in the future. At least that is my experience. I got a dream once that I was talking to someone I didn’t know, but the next day during the meeting I saw that person from my dreams. It was a strange feeling. You probably think I’m weird but aren’t we all crazy?!
I believe that dreaming helps to heal, but also relativize how we are as a person, our behaviors and what we truly want in life. It all is necessary but also, it remembers what and who we are in our lives and who we want to be. In some cases, it is necessary to heal from things you have been through. You have to go through it as it helps you to be aware of what your potential is. Also, it reminds us of what path we walk through life and if that is the right one or that we have to take another direction.
One of the healing processes is dreaming. And I’m not talking about daydreaming. I am talking about night dreaming, dream with the happy and sad process.
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Why you should write your dream
You should write your dreams because it helps you through the process of dreaming and what you dreamt. As said, it helps you who you are and who you want to be in the future, or if you are content with who you are. Sometimes, it helps you learn from your mistakes. Writing it all, helps you to be better as a person. It helps you reflect on your ego, it helps with whom you are, why you do things in a certain way and if this way is the right one.
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For a short time, I write my dreams in a note app on my phone or I tell my dreams (if they were not too bad) to my children and husband, or someone else I trust. It helps me reflect, or my dreams tell me I am too busy with what I am doing and I need to take a break. Sometimes, I do and sometimes I don’t take a break, but I know when to take a break.
Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in Bunnik, The Netherlands, with her husband and three daughters. Writing is — aside from playing the violin — one of her passions since childhood. She is on Twitter and Instagram.