Finally, we are achieving the milestone of completing the second AtoZchallenge. It was not at all possible with out you, dear readers. As I have told you in my theme reveal post as well that I was planning to write a fiction even this year. My plan sheet was also ready. I wrote first two posts also, by then the number of COVID19 cases started climbing. The atmosphere of uncertainty, insecurity, doubt about future started clouding in my mind. Plus, all the family members including kids were at home with work from home and ‘School from home’ to add to this chaos there is no house help. And I gave up the idea of writing a fiction, the creativity was stuck somewhere. I was unable to put things in black and white.
One more thing apart from my passion for writing and avid readers that helped me, rather compelled me in participating in AtoZchallenge was a fact that in March I moved from a free blog and got it hosted on domain. Nothing is bigger than AtoZchallenge that would help in in improving the DA and Alexa rank of my newfound site, was also a thought. Participation was confirmed and then the struggle for theme began. Although it’s not compulsory to have a theme, but it makes easy to write 26 posts if there is a theme.
Being a Piscean I have a strong intuition. I get many dreams. I remember most of my dreams and I like to search for validations and interpretations for these dreams. Then the though crossed my mind, writing about dream interpretations. I am sure most of the people are curious to know what the dream meant and why did such dreams occur. I hope this series had helped you understand your dreams. Today the last post is about how can we keep nightmares and bad dreams at bay.
How to get better dreams?
In last 25 posts, we interpreted many dreams. Some good and some not so good. Looking at the dreams and the patterns, 70% of adult dreams are nightmares. Everyone wants to be happy; no one wants an uneasy sleep. Dreams those are scary, level you shocked and perplexed even when you are awake are not comfortable for anyone. The simple way to get a ‘Good’ night’s sleep, is to get lesser dream or at least lesser nightmares.
Zesty walking Life, Peaceful dream world
Most of the dream interpretations ended up telling us that we get nightmare and unhappy dreams as we have high level of stress and anxiety in waking life. It can be due to bad health, suffering at work or in a relationship. We can’t control what happens in our dream world, however we can surely work on getting better dreams. Here is how.
Listen to yourself:
Our body physically, emotionally as well as psychologically gives us hints or signals that things are not going well. We are so much in a rush of materialistic things that we choose to ignore these signals till things go out of hand. Give yourself some time. As ‘self-love’ is the trending thing for this decade, I am sure you have read many posts and articles on how to spend quality time with yourself. Let’s reiterate a few.
Read, read and read. Read what ever comes your way. Reading self help books is great but do not wait till you lay your hands on one. Currently my favorite read is my son’s history book. And I am amazed to know so many things, now I wonder whether I have learned it in so much details earlier. Reading opens up the brains thinking and processing of thoughts. It gives you some personal time. Reading is a good habit.
It might sound cliché, but it works wonder. The stress and anxiety can be brought down by miles. There are many YouTube videos for 15-20 mins for guided meditation. Chanting OM for some time also helps. Even the recurring headaches and physical stress can be relieved by meditation.
Exercise in any form for 30-40 mins is helpful in getting stress levels down. With lock down in place, we have so many online video classes for Zumba, Pilates, yoga and even for gym training at home. With all the house helps not in place, I take my dog for a walk twice a day and its really a great stress buster and mode of exercise for me.
We take almost everything we have for granted. May it be parents, family, loving spouse, health, money, good job. Everything. We must thank the universe every moment that we have such a safe, secure, healthy and prosperous life. That we are sitting peacefully and reading or writing something that we want, rather than running from pillar to post for meals. The time is unprecedented, and no one knows how long its going to be this way. All this chaos can only lead to stress and anxiety. If we count our blessings, we will understand and accept how lucky we are and that will help us get a grip.
Listen to others
Sounds weird right, but its true. We are sometimes so much engulfed in our own word of priorities that we ignore some people who are very important to us. That is the time when we get dreams like ‘Losing your wallet’ as can means losing on important people as well.
One more thing why you should listen to others is because, you might be surrounded by deceitful people, some foe in a friend’s mask. Unless you observe them, you won’t be able to understand who is trustworthy and who is not. If you remember dreams where you see rodents and vermin signify about such people in your life.
That’s all about dreams for now. I have registered for Blogchatter eBook Carnival, season 5. So soon I will be publishing an eBook, on the same topic with little more additions. I hope you can take out time and read it.
I had this binge watch suggestion in mind for long but could not tag it in any dream related blog.
Its about Faith. Faith in God, yourself and your loved ones. Just completed season 2 and is available on Amazon Prime.
‘God Friended me’
It is a story of an atheist boy Miles finer, who runs a Podcast called Millennial prophet. His life changes when he geta a friend request from someone calling themselves God. And his life changes forever. Every episode has a great closure. I loved all of them.
The story has many amazing and relatable characters. Its bollywoodish as most of the stories have happy endings. And as on one of the episodes its mentioned ‘The difference between the God and God account is just one word, Account’. And you kind of start believing in it.
Will see you tomorrow with a new blog, of course not from the all about the dreams series.
Sleep well, Dream better.