1. Date your entry. This can help you later make con nec tions between your
dreams and the events in your life.
2. Title your dreams. This can help in cataloging and, later, in locating
dreams. Also, "where" you get the title tends to be from the same
creative, inner place that the dream comes from. Pay attention to this!
3. Write the dream in a journal in the present tense. This allows you to
reserve the past tense for when it really happens in the dream (e.g., I am
walking down the street and suddenly recognize a wom an I once worked with).
Writing the dream in the present tense also allows you to experience more
closely and acutely the feelings you were actually having when you had the
4. Lastly, at the bottom of the page, make a few notes about what is going on
in your life at the time. This can help you later see patterns.
5. Choose a journal that meets your needs; this will make journaling a more
pleasurable experience! For example, I find a journal that lies flat, has pages
that can be re moved and later reinserted, has pag es that will not al low ink
to bleed through to the other side, and, which has a hard back for support is
most in line with my needs as a dream journaler.