scanner_darkly: I like that you recommended to do the RCs in dreamlike scenarios, but I’d like to add it’s not important how many you do. Yes, try to do enough that they have an effect, but constantly RCing each minute won’t help you. It’s better to do it once an hour, and… “do it with passion” than it is to do it every five minutes and get it over with. Know what I mean?
dutchie: That’s the great thing about DJs. You can write it however you like! If you just want to take short notes, that’s fine. If you want to write extremely detailed narratives go for it! It’s best, though, to write as much as you can, especially in the beginning, because it helps with your memory. If you only write a little, you’ll only recall a little, right?
DEILD is a WILD-type technique. (If you mouse over the acronym it’ll give you a forum definition. Also, you can do a forum search and you’ll probably get a lot of results.) Basically, you can “DEILD” when you wake up from a dream, don’t move, and try to fall back asleep into the dream. It’s (usually) very important to not move as not moving tells your body you’re still sleeping. Some can roll over and then DEILD, but I’ve, personally, found it easier to not move.
But yea. What happens is you fall straight back asleep into the dream you just left or a new dream. You do something like count to 30 while waiting to fall asleep and keep your mind focused. It takes a couple attempts to get it right, and it doesn’t always work, but it can lead to some easy LDs if you can sleep a little longer…
… on the other hand, it could cause you to forget the dreams you had before you tried to DEILD. Some like to say you’re trading the NLD before for the LD after… assuming you get the LD.