But have you ever considered drawing your dreams?
Sketching your nighttime visions isn't just a whimsical alternative to keeping a journal. Experts note that as adults, coloring works to relax our brains, combat stress and shift our focus to a calm, positive place for a deeper sense of overall wellbeing.
That's why HuffPost is partnering with Refinery29 to make some of your best dreams come to life. Post an interpretive original artistic image depicting a surreal dream you've had and tag #DreamOn, #contest, @huffingtonpost and @refinery29. Winners will receive a dream package filled with fun tools to bring your dreams to life.
For inspiration, here's a sketch Refinery29 illustrator @byisabel drew of a dream had by our very own Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington:
"In the dream, I was on a train going on a long journey and everything happening in my life was scenery along the way," Huffington says of the sketch above. "Some of it was beautiful; I wanted to linger over it awhile and perhaps hold on to it or even take it with me. Other parts of the journey were spent grinding through a barren, ugly countryside. Either way, the train moved on. And pain came whenever I would cling to the scenery, beautiful or ugly, rather than accept that it was all grist for the mill, containing some hidden purpose, a hidden blessing, or a bit of wisdom. Over the years, as I’ve revisited variations of this dream again and again, I’ve come to see it as a great lesson for living life as if — as the poet Rumi put it — everything is rigged in our favor."
To learn more about the contest's official rules, click here.
Sleep tight, dreamers!