In this blog post we will use bullet journal dream logging as a way of recording dreams. Dream journaling is a portal to the enigmatic realm of the subconscious. By logging the essence of your dreams on paper, you engage in a profound act of self-discovery. Dream logs unveil recurring themes, symbols, and emotions, painting a vivid portrait of your inner world. As you uncover these mysteries, you can even gain insights into your deepest desires, fears, and aspirations. Dream journaling empowers you to harness the wisdom of your dreams, fostering personal growth, creativity, and emotional healing.
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In this article we are going to use the tools of bullet journaling to record or “log” your dreams. Especially when you are already bullet journaling this is a great spread to add to your existing set-up. If not and you are just interested into dream journaling you can use these tools of bullet journaling to streamline your dream logging process, to make it quicker, which in itself can motivate you to be consistent. Because one thing that is really important for bullet journaling and dream journaling is consistency!
Why is dream logging important?
It can improve your creativity.
Tapping into your unconscious might not always make sense but it will always be a creative journey. We all have been surprised what your mind can make up when we are asleep. When you remember more and more of your dreams you will have an treasure chamber of creative ideas.
Give you solutions to your real-life problems
sometimes the solutions in our lives reveal themselves to us in our dreams. A new viewpoint, a new perspective, something we did not dare to look at, it could all reveal what we need to do in our real life.
Determine your real-life stressors
This is a big one. We all know how stress can impact our lives. It equally impacts our dreams. Sometimes we arer unconsious about the roots of our pain-points. Dreams can reveal those to you.
Send you on a tranformative spiritual journey
In another blog post about spiritual dream work we explore the depth in which this practise of logging your dreams every night can take you. You might find deep truths about yourself and others in this work, you can become more connected with your unconsciousness and even with your shadow side. This really can become a tool for inner transformation and a homecoming to your soul.
HOW TO LOG DREAMS
Log your dreams every day
It is important that every morning after you wake up, you record / log your dreams. You can make this parrt of your daily or weekly bullet journal spread or create a sperate tracker for it. Consistency is here really the most important ingredient. Dont say, that you cannot remembere your dreams. At the beginning its the intention. You will start remembering your dreams. But first open up the space for those memories to appear. It is also equally important for dream logging to log that you cannot remember a dream. Note it down anyways. Note also down how you feel.
Keep your dream journaling supplies next to your bed
One tick is to keep your (bullet) journal next to your bed. If you first have to look for it, you have already lost! Have it close by so you can immediatly log what you experienced.
Set enough time each morning
when we have to get up immediatly after we wake up because otherwise we are too late for work, this will obviously not work. Wake up earlier then you have to to allow yourself to have the space and time to linger in your memories about the dream and logging them into your dream journal. 15min can go a long way.
Record all the details
Now to the actual part – remember all the details you can recall. The journey you went through, the elements, the entities that you met, the feelings that you felt, the surprises, the concurrences, the odd, the weird, the banal. Dream logging is all about recording all the elements you can remember.
5 step dream logging for Dream Analysis
1 Themes and Patterns
Bullet journaling makes it easy to identify recurring themes and patterns. Create a specific collection to chart the themes and symbols that appear frequently, unraveling the mysteries of your inner world. Keep track, if you dream, what you dream, how much you remembere and if it was a lucid dream even.
2 Emotion Tracker
Devote a page to an emotion tracker. Note the emotions you felt in your dreams each day. This tracker can reveal connections between your waking life and dream experiences.
3 Find concurrences with other tracked and logged variables
With your other bullet jourrnal trackers you are already recording a lot of data about your day and what you experience. Our dreams are a direct result of those wakened experience. The interesting part of this is to find patterns and relationships between these variables. With dream logging those become all of a sudden apparent.
4 Archive your dream log
Doing this every night will soon give you a vast collection of your inner life. As part of your bullet journal you create now a rich record of the development you go through in your personal journey – recorded for the entire year! When you look back later to those logs you will find new meaning and things can make sense that you were now aware back then. What an incredible treasure to have!
Example Spreads dream logging
Through the art of bullet journaling, your dream log becomes a personalized work of art, a record of your inner adventures, and a powerful tool for self-discovery. As you embark on your dream-logging journey, remember that your bullet journal is your canvas. Create, explore, and unlock the mysteries of your subconscious one dream at a time. Dream well and journal even better!
Here is some great resources about dream research if you want to dive more into the science that backs it up. In this article you will find general info about dream interpretation with lots of linked studies.