9 Common Dreams and What They Supposedly Mean
So you showed up to work naked again...
The average person spends six years of her life dreaming. Whoa. And unless you know how to control your dreams, a number of those are probably recurring. You know, that one where you’re giving a presentation and you’re naked and Tommy Renato won’t stop staring at you? What’s that all about? Here are the supposed meanings behind nine common dreams.
Might mean: Nakedness represents vulnerability, and dreams in which nudity is the main theme are most common during times of major life change, like when you start a new job or move in with a guy.
You're being chased
Might mean: Oh hey, avoider. Being chased in your dreams means that you’re probably not dealing with something you should definitely be dealing with. The avoidance causes stress, which translates to feeling like someone is hot on your trail.
Might mean: This is probably one of two things: Either you’re feeling out of control or overwhelmed by something, or you’re hanging on too tightly to something that you should let go of or drop.
Might mean: The opposite of falling, this signifies that you feel free and unburdened. Everything’s going your way, champ.
You're in the ocean
Might mean: Water represents emotions, and can be a positive or negative symbol in dreams. If the water is clear, you likely manage your emotions well. Murky water, on the other hand, could signify that you’re not so great at dealing with feelings.
You're late to an important meeting
Might mean: Slow down, friend. Consistently being late in your dreams means you’ve got too much on your plate and are having a hard time juggling all your responsibilities and commitments. This probably means it’s time to scale back a bit.
You're unprepared for a test
Might mean: The dreaded test dream. This guy often denotes anxiety about a recent or upcoming change, as well as stress over having too much responsibility. It can also be a reminder to put more energy into making sure you’re really happy and not just going through the motions.
Your teeth are falling out
Might mean: Yikes. Teeth symbolize how confident you feel, so if they’re falling out, you might be doubting yourself or feeling self-conscious about that haircut you’re sort of regretting.
You're hanging out with a celebrity
Might mean: That one where you go shopping with Sarah Jessica Parker? That speaks to your character, and means that your values either mimic those of the person in your dream, or you strive to be just like them.