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Ever since I was a little girl I can specifically remember having two dreams when things were stressful.
The Tidal Wave Dream
This is the dream I have where I’m in some situation, usually trapped or cornered and a tidal wave is coming at me.
Usually I’m on the shore of the beach or in some beachfront building that’s about to get whacked with a tsunami.
Same exact scenario, a tidal wave is coming right for me and I’m trying to get out of the way, usually some family member or worse, a child of mine is with me.
Very, very stressful. I’m usually in a panic trying to get to higher ground as I’m watching it approach.
For some reason I can never see my legs and running is a struggle…probably because I have no legs.
I usually wake up when it hits..WAM!! RUDE AWAKENING!
The Loose Teeth Dream
This is the dream that is the most real to me because I wake up each time feeling for my teeth.
Teeth are definitely a security thing to me, I don’t smile big because I have a couple of missing teeth.
It’s even affected how I talk to people, because I don’t want them to see my teeth that are missing.
Even before the teeth were missing, I can remember having the dream where my teeth are falling out.
Not just falling out either, but cracking and breaking in my mouth in front of people.
Each time I’m spitting out pieces of teeth in the palm of my hand and not a soul is noticing around me…
Dreams are crazy like that aren’t they?
Last night it wasn’t teeth and tidal waves..
It was just Pinterest and an 80th birthday party that were somehow plaguing my subconscious, it’s still all stemming down to anxiety.
I am totally anxious about my husband leaving town and obviously I had a little too much Pinterest that day.
But most of my anxiety comes down to the fact that I am an entrepreneur and there’s just a certain level of stress that comes with that… if you let it… I shouldn’t be letting it… I know better.
But still I have anxiety for some reason…
Tony Robbins once said, “Success is how much uncertainty you can deal with.”
…..and that is very true!
I think subconsciously the uncertainty gets to me in my dreams or through pulling my hair perhaps?
I mean for reals, I know better!
I shouldn’t be stressed at all.
God takes care of me.
But somewhere I’m not connecting that from my head to my heart.
That’s what I hope to explore more through my blog.
Does stress cause crazy dreams for you too?
I mean its bad enough I twist and pull my hair before bedtime WHILE sucking my thumb..but then to fall asleep and drift into the land of tidal waves and teeth falling is awful!
Something about night time.
I may need a whole blog post just on hair pulling at night time because its a bad habit in bed when I’m tired.
I’m thinking that’s an issue?
They have these things called “weighted sheets” and supposedly, they’re good for anxiety.
I saw a FB ad for those sheets which actually triggered the thought about how night time is an issue for me.
I do like having the covers over me no matter how hot it gets at night, do you?
That’s definitely something to explore..
I live in the desert and yet I still have to have the covers on me at night.
That’s another blog post entirely.
How about you?
Does stress cause crazy dreams for you?
What’s your craziest reoccurring dreams?
Do you notice that your hair pulling is worse at night time?
Leave me a comment.