The 5 Most Common Stress Dreams

By Lauri Quinn Loewenberg Author of Dream On It: Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life

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The Lesson: Time is certainly of the essence. Life is short and we shouldn’t spend it miserable and unfulfilled with our job. Time to find a job you enjoy going to or, at the very least, in these tough times, find a way to make your current job or current situation meaningful. Ask how you can be more helpful to your co-workers or others around you. Ask your boss to give you an opportunity to put your creative side to use. When you find a way to make your current situation more fulfilling, these dreams will finally stop.

Stress Dream: House Fire

This is the classic stressed-to-the-max dream! This dream is not connected to any one particular stress, but rather is a warning sign that you are on complete overload. You see, your house, to the dreaming mind, is you! It is your state of mind, your personality construct. If your house, or any house for that matter, is on fire in a dream, it means you have reached a frantic state of mind and are in urgent need of a cool down.

The Lesson: You are on the verge of being completely and utterly “burnt out.” Your dreaming mind can’t scream any louder than this dream, so now more than ever you must get some me-time. Have the kids stay the night with grandma, turn your phone off – whatever it takes, just find a way to unwind before you become a burnt-out hollow shell of yourself.  

Stress and anxiety are growing problems in this day and age. And as Dr. Oz has told us many times, if the stress levels in our bodies gets too high, our health will falter. Pay attention to your dreams because they can let you know what is going on with your health and stress before you notice the signs.

Keeping a dream journal in tandem with a day journal will help you connect the dots between your stress dreams and the waking events that trigger them. Being able to monitor and manage your stress, depression and anxiety is the key to overcoming them, and your dreams are happy to help you out!

More on dream interpretation:

Understanding Dream Symbols for Better Health

Article written by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg
Author of Dream On It: Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life