Tuesday, February 09, 2016

#MicroblogMondays: Recurring Dreams

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A lot of my recurring dreams relate to anxiety.  I used to have the naked-in-public dream a lot, though that one hasn't come in a long time.  What I get more frequently is either that it's the end of the semester and I haven't been to class or studied or (FAR more often before pregnancy) that I'm supposed to be taking care of a baby human or animal and I end up forgetting about it and leaving it for days or weeks until it is either almost or completely dead.  I've eventually figured out that these dreams relate to my anxiety about dropping the ball on one thing or another.  I try to do so much, and I have so little confidence in myself that I'm always sure I'm going to be screwing something up.  I was running a tournament this past weekend, and I am waiting for the results of whether I passed my second attempt to become a full presenter for a workshop (after technology issues have forced late starts).  My mind conflated those two, and I had a dream towards the end of last week where the tournament (which was supposed to start at 9 and go all day) wasn't ready to begin round 1 until about 2 in the afternoon.  OK, brain, enough!

So what kind of recurring dreams do you have?


  1. I have anxiety dreams too, like totally forgetting about something important until it's almost too late. I also have dreams where something major comes up suddenly without warning, and I'm totally unprepared. Before getting married, I used to have dreams where I'd realize the wedding was supposed to be the next day, and I hadn't done anything to get ready. At least when you wake up, you realize things aren't so dire.

  2. I have the recurring person-is-trying-to-attack-me dreams. Though I'm going through a phase where I don't remember most of my dreams. I wonder why I remember them sometimes and not others.