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I'm Asking: Do You Dream About Work?

I'm Asking: Do You Dream About Work?

Dreams are supposed to offer an escape from reality and transport us to far away lands, but sometimes the realities of the day catch up with us at night. I have woken up from vivid dreams about conversations with my co-workers, confrontations with my manager, and conundrums that never happened in waking life more times than I'd like to admit. It seems obvious that the trials of our careers stay in our subconscious and spring up at night, but it can be jarring and quickly turn into one of those residual "Yikes! Did I forget to take that final!?!" nightmares we all have. Do you ever dream about work when you dose off?

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doogirl doogirl 7 years
I don't work anymore because I stay home with my kids, but when I did work I would dream about it. And I hated it, because it felt like I didn't get any rest, it felt like I was working a double!
mek123 mek123 7 years
I agree with insanitypepper; when I dream about work, it keeps me up the rest of the night.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
Yep. Like the others, I dream more about work when I'm stressed.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
when i'm stressed i dream about it (like about writing a report i need to finish or about completing tasks on my todo list) but it's annoying because it always happens when i'm not sleeping deeply so i toss and turn and when i wake up, it feels like i've barely slept a wink...i hate that
Anne-B Anne-B 7 years
Yes! I am a professional lifeguard and have dreamt about making rescues. I once woke up because I was trying to hold my breath to go get someone off the bottom. Last night I dreamt about teaching a water exercise class.
Smart-Living Smart-Living 7 years
Hey petitbijoux. You can ask me a question by joining the Ask Savvy group and submitting your question to the group, or you can private message me. Thanks for reaching out!
petitbijoux petitbijoux 7 years
I have an off the subject question. How do you ask savvy a question?? Email? Posting? And yes when work is stressful I do dream about it.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I dream about work all the time, and it usually wakes me up. And then I lie in bed wide awake for the next two hours thinking about work.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
I've dreamt about coworkers, but not just work. If I have, I guess I forgot the dreams because they were so boring. :p
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Yes, all the time! Usually it involves very bad scenarios where things are out of control. But yeah, I definitely do have some weird dreams about things and people at work.
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