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Hi Robert, I used to have one to two lucid dreams a week. But for the past week, I have had no lucid dreams. I have been doing my reality checks, but no luck again. Can you help me?
Most lucid dreamers report ‘dry spells’ where they do not have lucid dreams. It is probably because they are more focused on other things, like school, family issues, waking life, etc. Once they get re-focused on lucid dreaming (by reading lucid dream books, or free online magazines like the Lucid Dreaming Experience), then their lucid dreaming often returns to normal.
When it comes to Reality Checking every day, there is a psychological phenomenon called ‘habituation’ which may explain why you have less success now. Habituation means that when a practice (or a drug) becomes a ‘habit’ then it loses some of its motivating power to affect you. The first day that you do a Reality Check, it may seem like, ‘Wow!’—but on the fourth month of doing daily Reality Checks, you may think, ‘So what….’ It seems like just a habit, and loses some of its motivating power.
For this reason you may want to find a good book, read about other proven methods to become lucidly aware, and try them, too.