Stress Dreams

Dream meanings Abject

When Things Go Wrong In Dreams

Sometimes when we dream this may include the following feelings: utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched feelings that come over you. You may have encountered a situation in the dream state where things just kept going wrong. This is really a feeling that sometimes our weird and wacky dreams leave us with. Maybe the world ended, the friend ran off with your partner, the job you got you later lost. Dreams, where you are feeling that things are just going wrong, can give us a clue to our inner spiritual journey.

If you are responding to an abject situation (that has made you feel depressed) then this dream indicates that you don't have the experience to overcome adversity. The other areas of your dream are focused on having great expectations in the future and that you must focus your energies on your career as you're going to have pleasurable work experiences. If you see others abject then this dream indicates that you are going to encounter false friends in the near future. It is important to understand your financial commitments in order for you to move forward in life positively.

What does it mean to dream of being depressed?

When you have a dream about being depressed it is quite concerning and may provide worry in waking life. Yet its connotations may not be so negative. Sometimes our dreams tap into our subconscious where we feel comparable emotions. A number of destruction desires within our dreams occur when we are contemplating giving up on a relationship or even undertaking. That is how dreams work. The mind clearly employs depression in your dream in order to give up something. There may be many reasons why you are depressed in your dream state, such as poverty, affairs of the heart etc. What you need to understand is that these feelings merely reveal the inner thoughts that you are clearly conscious of.

What does it mean to dream of feeling everything goes wrong?

This dream is often connected to areas of your life that need more focus, such as your career or love life. You might feel very unsatisfied as well as very depressed in your waking life. This dream indicates that you may have some misfortune in the future. It is important for you to maintain a relaxed state of mind. This dream is due to the pressure of climbing the career ladder, and possibly setting objectives that may be out of your reach. The stressful impact that you feel in your dream may stay with you on waking.

If you have this kind of dream frequently, think about the reason why. This dream expresses the fear of depression. It is important to make the transition from one feeling to another. There is a focus on this dream to be linked to judging yourself, and feeling self-conscious, or depressed in waking life.

What is a stress dream?

Most people feel frustrated or anxious when they wake up from a stressful dream. Well, basically it’s a reaction your body makes in an attempt to manage stress hormones as you sleep. This dream can be caused by something small like forgetting an important deadline for work, or even something more serious like worries surrounding family matters. Your brain often works hard when you're sleeping in order to find solutions and think through any potential outcomes during this deep-level processing time, hence why it's common for people to resolve issues overnight while dreaming.

While most people would prefer not to have these kinds of intense dream experiences – I also feel there can be a positive side too. Stress dreams can offer clarity on challenges happening in life by providing insight into how best we can handle them going forward. They help provide direction towards your desired outcome (even if its via some crazy Netflix-themed narrative) 

Stress dreams, or nightmares, are a common occurrence for many people. They may be related to anxiety and pressure from work, family problems or worry about health. Although these dreams can be disturbing and intense, understanding the meaning behind these types of dreams can help you process the emotions associated with them and lead to better sleep.

Stress dreams tend to consist of being chased by someone or something, falling into a bottomless pit or missing vital deadlines. They often leave us feeling frightened or panicked after we wake up. These types of stress dreams may represent feelings of powerlessness or helplessness in our waking life - this could come from work pressure, financial issues, family difficulties etc..

Sometimes seeing crazy-looking people (murders etc) in our stress dream might just mean an internal battle we’re having about making decisions that could affect both ourselves and people around us in a negative way. You might also find ourselves dreaming of dangerous situations such as being lost at sea - these kinds of dreams represent anxieties over not being able to cope with the challenges and pressure in life.

Why do you have these dreams?

Dreams can be a mysterious thing and are portals to the astral world. You may find it hard to control what your mind will come up with when you fall asleep, however I also believe there is meaning behind each dream. Many people have experienced unexpected crazy things in life - a relationship ending unexpectedly, a job loss or even just going through some difficult times. If you know the root cause of these worries, then it’s likely they are causing you to dream at night due to stress. 

How to stop stress dreams?

If you’re looking for ways to stop stress dreams, stress management techniques such as muscle relaxation, swimming, yoga, or taking some quiet time for yourself each day. I also feel it's important to incorporate positive thoughts into your life as well by reading positive quotes or inspirational sayings throughout the day. It may be helpful if we take note ourselves about what kind dreams we are having each night since those recurring themes could help us identify where our own anxieties lie so we can start addressing them head-on before bedtime. 

Why do I wake up at 3 or 4am?

It’s a strange phenomenon, but if you’ve recently been noticing that you keep waking up in the middle of the night around 3 or 4am, you’re not alone. This is surprisingly common among many people who have different life experiences and circumstances.

First and foremost, it could be perfectly natural for a variety of reasons - like dehydration, stress, an unbalanced diet, or an irregular sleep schedule. These are all possible causes to being awake during those hours at night.  But in my own experience I found there's something much deeper happening with this witching hour than meets the eyes or ears.

The dreams we find ourselves having at this time often appear to be more meaningful than others: brighter images; more vivid emotions; distinct messages even come through while we slumber unconsciously (assuming one remembers them). Dreams are dreams but they can often represent our subconscious grappling with some unknown truth which leads us into situations somewhat out of our own control.

In your dream, you may have

This dream can occur in the following areas of your life:

  • There are events that are making it difficult to relax.
  • People dislike your approach to matters relating to work or love - think about others before you respond to someone.
  • Encountered poverty = material well-being.
  • Felt low in spirit and hope of the future = happiness.
  • Felt depressed about a situation = depressed in real life.
  • Being in a depressed state of mind = see above - it means to be depressed in real life.
  • Dreamt that you or others are abject = worried about someone close to you.
  • Lose at affairs of the heart. = romantic connection with someone unknown.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The dream resulted in a pleasant experience.
  • You were in control throughout the dream.
  • This dream was positive in nature.

New beginnings in your life are needed if in your dream

  • The dream was negative and your spirits did not pick up in the dream.
  • When you woke up this affected your daily existence, negatively.
  • The dream made you feel low in your waking life.

Feelings that you may have encountered during your dream

Sadness. Extreme misfortune. Loss of control. Scared. You expressed disappointment or grief. You found that you were defenseless. Gloom. Helplessness - strong feelings of dislike. Scared. Angry. The feeling that you cannot go on. Miserable. Relieved.

By Flo Saul
Oct 3, 2012