Test Dreams

Test dreams seem to be fairy common for people who are still in school, and also for the ones who have left years after. The mood of the dream revolves around the dreamer feeling anxious, unprepared or figuring out how they will ever pass the test.  These dreams tend to be recurring in nature, as if an unconscious red flag appears to alert the dreamer on what to focus on. These feelings in the dream mimic the same feelings their current issues. Once one has conjured up the… feelings in the dream, then one must apply it to the same difficult situations in their life. The feeling of not being prepared, going to fail or even being held back can be linked with hidden issues in their life.

Why Do We Get Test Dreams?

Test dreams seem to be a reflection on the individuals lack of confidence, or issues advancing to the next stage in life. These dreams seem to be very personal to the dreamer,  as if one is looking in a mirror and ones own reflection. These dream appear when the individual is under more stress then they can handle.  To understand the dream you must understand what pressure you might be under in your life. Write down aspects of the feelings of your dreams and see how they apply to yourself or your environment. Below are some helpful hints that might suggest why you might be experiencing these types of dreams.

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*Procrastinating at something that needs to be done
*Afraid to advance to the next step
*A fear of being left behind
*Feeling alone and scared
*You feel… inferior or inadequate
*Not being prepared
*Self-esteem issues
* A lack of motivation
* You are feeling examined by people or examining yourself too hard
* Don’t want to be stuck or left behind
*Failure to conform
* Keep a dream journal on hand to better understand your dreams.

Running Out of Time:

This dream usually starts off the test with only having a couple of minutes to finish the paper.  This dream will suggest that you might be aware of a current issue but do not have enough time to fix it. You might be also doing things last minute and it is coming back to haunt you.  Do you have enough time in the day to complete your personal tasks?

No Pen or Pencil:

Not having a pen or pencil during an exam is quite common that signify that the dreamer is unpaired in his/hers walking life. Unable to be organised and get your stuff together before completing a task. You might want to look at your organizational skills.

Foreign Language:

Believe it or not but most of our test or exam dreams come in other languages.  This can be quite a scary situation knowing right then and there your going to fail miserably. These dreams equate to not understanding what is in front of you. Feelings of being lost and left behind in some aspect of your life.
Dream Translation – Totally lacking behind in life.

Where is my Seat?:

Trying to find your seat while all are taken. These dreams are meant for the people who are rushing and not prepared to focus before an event. You might be needing to be more assertive in your life or might be procrastinating too much.

Oh No I’m Late!:

Being late is pretty self explanatory. Do you feel you are always behind in life and not organized with your time? If this is the case then this dream seems to be directed at your punctuality.

No matter what test or exam dream we get we usually wake up confused and uneasy. Once you realize it was just a dream you have a sense of relief. This is not something you should overlook because your unconscious is trying to tell you something.  Remembering the dream is the first step the second step is how to stop it from happening.

Test Dream Recap

As stated above finding out your own internal issues is the first step before you tackle your dream.  Test dreams can happen as often as once a week depending on how serious an issue is effecting you.  Overlooking your exam dream will only prolong it from happening again.  If you are unable to come up with reasons on why you are getting test dreams here are some more possibilities below.

– Setting your goals too high
– Afraid of failing
– Unable to handle yourself under pressure
– Worried what people think of you
– Afraid of the future and if your on the right track
– Not being good enough
– Stressed out or feeling anxious in life

Test dreams usually take a bit more digging to get to the root of the issue than other common dreams. In order to fully understand your dream you have to understand your current situation.

Exam Dreams Benefits:

You don’t necessarily have to be alarmed when you experience a dream like this because they are all relative to the current situation that’s plaguing you right now. Despite how scary or anxious the dream made you feel there is a meaning in it that you are overlooking in your life. Your unconscious mind is hinting for you to pay attention and if you dont the dream will keep recurring until the problem is solved. Once the issue is solved the dream theme might change, it will appear as if you dont need to complete it or handing the paper to your teacher in confidence. Keeping a daily journal on your stresses and dreams in life can help you better understand your emotions that you hide.