Your eyes close, you drift into a deep sleep, and suddenly you find yourself in a state of panic, running to catch a bus, train, plane, or other form of transportation. When you arrive, you realize that it’s too late. You’ve missed your transportation — you had a feeling this was coming. You’re left with a feeling of frustration with yourself, and possibly a feeling of being lost; not knowing where to go from here. Missing transportation is a common theme within dreams – it’s one of the highest occurring stress dreams, and there are two main culprits.
Time management. If your life involves constant deadlines, your dreams may be due to a need for better time management. These deadlines could be work-related, or they could be personal deadlines you’ve placed upon yourself to finish a creative project at home or to reach a certain fitness goal. If these deadlines are out of your control, find a way to better manage your time. Write out steps on a timeline for yourself and do what you need to do to complete them. If your deadlines are self-created, consider allowing yourself some extra time to complete your goal. Once you take the steps necessary to relieving the stress of these deadlines, you’ll feel much more relaxed overall.
Fear of missing out. These dreams could also be due to a fear of missing out on an activity you’d like to take part in. Think about what that activity may be, and take note of why you’ll miss it. Which of these two activities is more important to you? Do you feel obligated to partake in one although you may not want to? Realize that sometimes it’s okay to say “no” when someone invites you to do something you’d rather not do. At the same time, though, realize that some obligations are very important, even though you may not like the activity. By prioritizing these things, the answers will become much more clear – and that fear of missing out should begin to fade away.
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