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Dream another Dream, but Read this First!

Dreams are an important part of our life and have created a lot of curiosity around them. People often wonder what they mean, how they occur and how can they be dealt with.

“All human beings are also Dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” – Jack Kerouac

Dreams are pieces of information which are experienced while sleeping, specifically during two hours of the Rapid Eye Movement period. There are several theories which explain dreams and how they function. Sigmund Freud’s theory of dreams is one of the most common and grounded theory known to humankind.

According to him, dreams are an expression of our hidden emotions, wishes and desires which emerge from our unconscious mind (the part of our brain which is not easily accessible to us). Some other theories imply that dreams occur when the brain is reorganizing information and forming memories while also doing problem solving.

Human beings have always been curious about dreams and their interpretations. The nature of dreams can be frightening, aggressive, linked to failure, joyful, fulfilling, futuristically embedded with good fortune, threatening, enjoyable, vivid and likewise. Often dreams are forgotten when we wake up.

Let’s look at some facts about dreams!

  1. In our dreams, we see people/faces that we know. Our brain is incapable of creating new faces in dreams. You may not recognize all the faces you see, but you may have passed by them at some point in your lives.

  2. Your brain Is more active when asleep compared to when you are awake. It seems unlikely for this to happen, but it’s true. The brain tends you do problem solving, memorize events, go back in time and process information gathered when the brain was awake and so on.

  3. Men and women dream differently. For example, men may dream more about other men while women may dream equally of both. Women are also known to have slightly longer dreams than men.

  4. Dreams are often symbolic of what has happened, happening or might happen in your life. These also indicate unfulfilled desires, fears, emotions and thoughts.

  5. Dreams may also ignite creative problem solving or lead to artistic, poetic, or even other inventions.

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Want to remember your dreams? Try these!

  1. Sleep and wake up at the same time everday.

  2. Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep

  3. Maintain a dream journal where you can write down your dreams as soon as you wake up in the morning.

  4. You can also voice record, draw or sketch your dreams out in the morning.

  5. Keep your dream journal with you all day so that you can note down anything you recall at any time.

  6. Stay still when you wake up without any movement. This will help you focus on remembering your dream.

Dreams are considered to be a pathway to understanding deep rooted and unidentified concerns, thoughts, emotions, feelings, desires, fears, anxieties, wishes and likewise. Dreams are meaningful and sometimes may also cause discomfort in our sleep or even after waking up. If something seems to be troubling you in your dreams, you can talk to a professional about it and discuss them at length. Stay aware, stay curious, dream away!

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Deal with your Emotions Smartly

Emotions are natural and significant for every individual. It's essential to deal with them sensibly and strongly.

What are Emotions?

The sentiments or instinct that comes as a result of any circumstance, individual mood or relationship be it friends, family or partner are Emotions. These could be both positive and negative. Are you thinking how emotions could be negative or positive ? So, basically whatever aura a particular emotion creates defines what kind of emotion it is. So in nutshell happiness, joy, interest, curiosity, excitement, gratitude, love, and contentment are positive emotions which makes us feel good. And sadness, anger, loneliness, jealousy, self-criticism, fear, or rejection are negative emotions. Emotions are a critical part of our lives but these could be sometimes difficult to cope and painful too.

But it is not impossible or rocket science to deal with your emotions smartly. Everyone feels both negative and positive emotions from time to time. 

How to deal with Emotions?

Here we are suggesting 3 simple steps that can help you handle your negative emotions smartly.

Step No. 1 Pin-Point your emotions

No more avoiding of how you feel guys! Identify the emotions and its reactions too. Some emotions are so strong that they can make your body shiver or muscles tense. Henceforth, it becomes really essential to be aware of how you feel. Never avoid any of your emotions. If you are able to accept how you react, half of the job is done. All the emotions comes from within you. So it’s essential that you do not blame anyone else for them. Don’t be hard on yourself, believe and acknowledge that emotions are natural. 

Step No. 2 Smartly Take Decision

Now while dealing with your emotions, when you are aware of how you feel, take a decision on how to express it. Sometimes it’s sensible enough to not react but many a times it is necessary to react and feel better. While doing this just keep in mind to choose the best way to express. It is completely your choice if you want to confess something or forget about what happened or write about it. After this some people get stuck with the incidence which is very harmful. Learn to move on by changing your mood. It is actually your responsibility to drift your thoughts from negative to positive. As you might end up feeling worse if you overthink about what makes you feel bad. 

If you are unable to do it yourself you can definitely seek help from your friends, family members. Try to do things which makes you feel good and positive. These could be any of your hobby activities like singing, writing, painting, reading novels. Nutshell is, try to build a positive environment for yourself. If possible try to exercise daily, as brain produces natural chemicals which makes you feel positive. And promote positive emotions.

Step No. 3 Seek Help if you are Unable to handle Emotions

In some situations, it is definitely possible that after trying everything you are still unable to deal with your emotions. In any such circumstances do not panic, seek professional help. You can speak with counselors, your parents, trusted adults or therapists. It’s not tough to break out of a negative emotion, but sometimes we might need someone as a support, like a counselor or therapist. 

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