Step 2: Reality Checks
- When you walk into a room, just look around and see if you spot anything unusual. This could be anything from floating letters to a a whale flying next to your head. Of course, in dreams, these kinds of things seem completely normal, and sometimes a reality check won't be entirely focused and you still won't figure out you're asleep. More than likely, the characters in your dreams will disagree that you're dreaming.
Me: (walks into room, begins to look around suspiciously)
Hedgehog: Hello! So, what are you doing?
Me: Oh, hi. I'm checking to see if this is a dream. Hmm. I guess I feel a bit weird. Am I asleep?
Hedgehog: I don't think so. ...No, probably not. Otherwise this soup wouldn't be real.
Me: You made soup?
Me: Oh...well, hurray!
- Double check yourself when you read anything, because in dreams, text often changes at second glance.
-You might turn on a light, or make sure the structure of the room is still the same.
-You may choose to lightly pinch yourself on the hand to check feeling.
For my first reality checks, I would look for anything out of the ordinary, and then bite myself on the finger to see if I could feel it. In my first lucid dream, I was so use to doing the checks that I bit myself, felt nothing, and realized that I must be in a dream.