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Dreams are Better than Reality

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I woke up after having a very vivid dream, and I wish I didn't wake up from it so soon.

I was kayaking out in a big lake with my dog, and the day was nice and sunny. The only thoughts I was having was about how much fun and relaxing it was to be out on the water. I was in bliss.

When I woke up, I reflected back on that dream, and realized I wouldn't feel the same if I did the exact same thing in reality. I'd worried about the fact that others would most likely stare at me and think I was crazy to be kayaking alone. I'd also be self-conscious on how I look, as I usually am, regardless if I'm alone or not. I'd also think about any other issues that has happened, is currently happening, or fear will happen in my life.

This is one of the reasons why I love to sleep. I'm happiest when I'm asleep because I'm not thinking about all the problems in my life. I'm only thinking of the moment that I'm in, wherever I am at in my dream. I soak up the moment, and nothing else.

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When we are deppressed we often have beautiful dreams and vice versa they sustain us when we are down

Dogs in dreams are a sign of friendship , when I was going through a lonely time before I got married I used to dream of a doberman dog, we have a cocker spaniel called Charlie now

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Hidden in reply to lillyofthevalley37

I know one sign of depression is sleeping more often, so it makes sense that sleep is a coping mechanism.

I didn't know that dogs are a sign of friendship. That also makes sense, because people often get dogs for companionship. I only live with my dog, so she is the best company I have.

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lillyofthevalley37 in reply to Hidden

Have you looked into flaxseed oil or tyrosine ?

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Hidden in reply to lillyofthevalley37

No, how do they help?

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lillyofthevalley37 in reply to Hidden

Flaxseed oil is great for so many things it is a rich source of omega 3 it definitely helps with deppression

Tyrosine is great for a particular type of deppression which may or may not apply to you the type of deppression it helps is the one caused by lack of dopamine a way to tell if you are suffering from a lack of dopamine e would be to drink some orange juice which is rich I dopamine if it gives you a bit of a lift then maybe you are suffering g from lack of dopamine in which case tyrosine suppliments will help

Tyrosine would not be good for anyone e with bipolar disorder because it could trigger mania there is no danger with flaxseed oil though you can even give it to your dog

Hope this helps

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Hidden in reply to lillyofthevalley37

It does help and is very informative, thank you.

I'm not bipolar, so it might all help for me. I like to be natural, so I don't take any medications, but I'm sure these are things that can be found in food, so it would be okay to look into them for me.

I can definitely relate.

Dreams are a lot of fun and we can just be ourselves in them, maybe just pretend it's a dream when you are really doing that, and let go of the thought of how big every decision seems to be, after all they usually aren't. Basically very few are watching you as much as they are thinking of themselves. Most people are just having the same insecurities and we all are thinking of self. Let it go, learn to laugh, even at self and it will lessen the anxiety. Also, taking magnesium and ginseng help get rid of negative thoughts and anxieties. They really help a lot! Do those things you want to do, even fearfully, then you will overcome that fear and it won't disable you. I hope you do go kayaking, enjoy it! =) <3

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