Once you realize you are dreaming, it is sometimes difficult to remain lucid
, or even to remain dreaming. Here are some tips to keep you lucid:
One of the most common things that causes you to wake up is sheer exitement. As soon as you realize you are dreaming you can get very exited. Try to stay calm by taking deep breaths and repeating something like:"I'm lucid and i stay in my dream."
If you feel the dream fading use this technique. Twirl around your own axis (you won't get dizzy) and repeat to yourself:"When I stand still I'm still dreaming." or "When I stop I'm [insert place you want to end up]"
Look at your hands.
Another stabilizing technique is to focus at a stable reference point in the dream, like your hands or the ground.
According to the spinning technique is the most efficient, followed by the rubbing-hands technique.
Rub your hands together
The rubbing will give you a vivid sense of movement and friction. While rubbing your hands repeat to yourself: "I am still inside my dream" or something else that for you will help you to stay lucid.
Grab hold of something
When you feel your dream fade, grab hold of something in the dream. Grab something like the grass, or take an object within reach, or hold on to a dream character. While holding on to it, say you want to stay inside the dream.
Make a "to do" list
Not knowing what to do while lucid can make you easily drift back into the normal dream. Make a list of things you want to do in a lucid dream. Then before going to sleep pick one or two things you want to do that night. Keep that in mind when going to sleep.
In this way, when you become lucid, you directly know what your goal is and can pursue it.
Shout it out
When you feel lucidity fading shout:"Increase lucidity now!" or:"Lucidity x1000!".