Dreams about repeating something – what do they mean? (Dream interpretation repetition)
Repetition, to do something over and over again in a dream – what does it mean?
Research shows that many have dreamt that they repeat the same action over and over again. What is this about? (NOTE: Click here if you were searching for the blogpost about recurring dreams)
Dream of repetition as a picture of a feeling of facing an impossible mission or to be “stalled”.
Dreams where you repeat the same action over and over again may simply be a picture of the fact that you in your life are faced with a task/challenge where you feel powerless.
At the same time it can also be a picture that you somehow are stuck in your life, and not really move forward from where you are – either in your development or in your positions. The dream thus indicates that there is an immeasurably need of a new perspective/position, and maybe you can seek the help of another/some you would not normally get involved in your challenges, because you find it difficult to even see a solution to your situation/your problem.
When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.
However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.
My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.
Repeating an inappropriate pattern.
The dream may also be a picture that you once again have brought yourself or are about to bring yourself in an unfortunate situation. Perhaps you might be leaving a girlfriend/partner for exactly the same reason as last time. You have not caught sight of something in yourself that is either “forcing” you into the same unfortunate circumstances or “forcing” you out of a good relationship. This pattern may also apply to your work that you in other words once again flee into a new job, without grabbing the root of the problem.
Dream dictionaries are a very helpful tool when interpreting dreams. However, generally learning how to approach your dreams, will give you a better foundation for understanding them. My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” teaches you how to much better utilize – recall and understand – your dreams.
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Have you had a dream of repeating a specific action? Please share it as a comment below.
NOTE: Dreams are 100% individual, and when you dream about repeating something, it’s almost certainly about something else for you than it is for your friend, who also dreamt about repeating something. Dream interpretation / dream analysis is sometimes a difficult art, and a particular interpretation of a dream is only correct if you feel “affected” by it. Therefore, it is not certain that the above mentioned interpretations are relevant to you.
Okay so i have this dream every few years and I’ve been having them as long as I can remember. Basically I would open something, or try to. Like there would be a wrapper around it. But everytime I tried to open it, the wrapper would get stuck and like connect to the other peice and reconnect somehow. Over and over it would get stuck again, or get stuck to me and I couldn’t open it. I’ve tried scissors but they won’t work. Knives, hands getting someone else to do it, nothing works. Ever. And I’ll just Dream, about this until I wake up. It’s been like 12 years and I’ve never ever actually opened anything. It frustrates me the whole time and still today. Idrc if I don’t get an answer but I hope someone sees this just so I don’t think I’m crazy.
We are all dreamers let’s dream together, let’s join all our dreams together to form a movie….I mean only one special movie..!
I keep having dreams where there’s an object and it typically has a bad omen around it so I try to get rid of it and everything I get rid of it, it comes back
I’m not sure what that means but it freaks me out a bit lol
My dream started out with two men chasing me, I would be running and they would catch me. One of the men would start kicking me and would tell me ” you hit me” and hit me one last time before the dream starting all over again. This scene happened about three times. On the fourth time I saw a door while running and went to it, i was finally outside but somehow the men where already there. Again the men hit me said the same thing, but this time the dream didn’t start again instead I saw rain just falling on me. Then my dream changed and I saw myself get up from a bed and walked out of what looked like a medical room. I also saw other beds with people sleeping. Until I woke up in real life freaked out. It was like I saw myself wake up from a dream while dreaming.
I had a very lucid dream that felt like it was stuck on loop almost like a broken record and I couldn’t wake up or change the dream and all it was, was me laying down on my side facing the wall singing “I dont want to lose control” and it would loop right after the word control everytime I fell asleep at 11pm and finally got myself to wake up at 4am, this was really scary and I dont know if I want to fall back asleep
I wouldn’t say I continually had this dream every night. But it repeated itself.
I would say it has freaked me out to the point I don’t want to sleep. I have had alot of lucid dreaming through my whole life but this specific dream wasn’t “as normal” that I’m use too. I’m stuck doing a task that I have no choice of saying yes or no and it will continue on until I get it right. I’m in a supermarket with someone with a mask on we both have guns walking around looking for specific person that we need to kill on a time-limit. We go through all different Isles to catch up to him but I realize while I continually keep doing that he’s actually not inside the supermarket he’s outside or driving towards the supermarket. So I cheated and walked outside were I keep finding him and when I look at him I’m about to pull the trigger and it doesn’t work ?! I don’t understand?the whole time I keep finding this person I can’t shoot him… so I try other tactics hoping in the car and shooting him, sneaking up to him and shooting him. Nothing works. While every fuking task I do I keep getting my finger cut off by this unknown man with a mask on that’s black and red with wet looking hair. Through that whole process I lost four fingers. So on the fourth finger I left and ran as fast as I could cause nothing was working out. I didn’t know where I was going I just ran! I found myself in the countryside of town and apparently I knew these people that lived there, they welcomed me with open arms they never really question stuff until they turned the TV on and there he was. It was like he was staring at me through the TV trying to torcher me and laughing that I made a big mistake and I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere because he knew where I ran too. It freaked me out and I was so paranoid and I knew something wasn’t right. So I left and ran some more until I found this well I thought it was abandoned home but it had others just like me. Each and every person felt like they we’re exhausted from running and hidding from the man in the mask. It felt like It didn’t last long until he found me again, but I remember being dragged out of the house from my hair chucked me in a boot where it felt like he drove for ages. Threw me out! And continued to drag me from my hair into he’s home and torcher me until I felt the pain till I woke up.
This is something you probably hear or see in a movie but no this is actually a dream I had. I don’t watch horrors or anything with killings before bed. I’m actually a ticktok freak.. But they’re always happy joyful one’s. But believe it or not this is majority of what I go through at night.
I keep having this one nightmare where I always mess up at something and everyone, including me dies. The thing is many of these cycles happen in one sleep. And every single time I always show up to this one specific house, we’ll call it The Rot House, and every time I return to the rot house theres a new “clue”. A clue to what Im either going to mess up on, or to help me not mess up on it. But the weirdest thing to me is that one of my cousins is in every dream and he always knows whats happening, whereas everyone else is clueless. Its like he’s done it before himself. I have basically developed a fear of sleep due to how I return to this stupid nightmare every fucking night. I return to it even in a small simple little nap. Im so scared. Its like a warning. I don’t know what to do or who to tell, but its ruining my life. The sleeplessness its causing is making me lose my friends, and my grades are dropping and I can barely keep my eyes open in class. I need help.
i’ve been having this dream where i keep waking up but not really waking up and it’s like i can’t describe it but it keeps happening and it’s almost well known to me but i don’t know it that well but it’s like i was just sitting there on my floor trying to escape and i end up waking up but it just gets harder and harder. what can you even do about this tho. it scares me so bad i can’t go back to sleep and it like the only dream i ever have
I saw that.. the things are going in a loop and someone is repeatedly trying to kill me in my dreams
I had a dream where I was sitting at my desk and there was a gun underneath. I just knew it was someone that I cared about that owned that gun. I put it in my bag and started running. The same lady would run after me over and over and she would meet a gruesome fate. I would hurt this woman so badly, and I’d practically keep killing her. Over and over, she wouldn’t stop chasing me.
I had this dream where i was cooking soup as i wanted to pour it inside a plate it spilt on the floor. I started cooking another soup after as I poured inside a plate to go serve it ,it spilt again. Then again started cooking another one for the 3rd time after which i poured it inside a to go plate as someone wanted to carry it ,it spilt then i woke up. I’m disturbed have had this kind of dream b4. Please I need interpretation.
i had this dream twice, where i’d wake up on the same bed i was sleeping on and everytime i tried to get up it’d lead me all the way back to me sleeping but it was like it’d distort from where i made it, to back in my bed.
I have this dream , it keeps on repeating over a years. (not everyday though) but in my dream I was kidnapped and I really want to send message to my parents but I couldn’t I was kidnapped and was killed. In my dreams Im always crying crying that I still cry in reality that may family needs to wake me up. and I will remember it for a whole day
I had a dream that started off with my house getting robbed. The robbers came in and when I was about to die my dream reset. This time I tried to hide from the robbers. They found me, reset. This time I actually got away, but when we began driving away I realized I forgot my 2 pet turtles. (Restart) Now my dream switched up completely. The robbers are now murders, I have to escape a house fire, and the car I get away in is timed. I get all of my important belongings and then grab one turtle. I run back inside to get the other, but as I run back to the house the car drives away. (Reset) I leave m my belongings and go straight for both turtles. I get caught and die. (Reset) I’m now acting cautious as I go to get my turtles. The murder, for some reason, allows me to grab ONE turtle. I grab my oldest turtle, the one I’ve had longest. I acted like I left, but locked myself in the bathroom. Little did I know, the murderers were checking rooms and then killed me. (Reset once again) By now I realized I can only save one turtle. I chose to save the turtle I’ve had the longest and left safely. I sadly didn’t get to save my baby turtle. After all of that I finally woke up. In my waking life my eldest turtle actually does need saving. She is dying and has been dying, I need to take her to the vet.
Anyways, that was the craziest dream I’ve ever had.
I had a dream about my friend joe wade and mekayla first I was in this room with joe he was cleaning the floor I turned around and walked out as I was leaving he said no don’t go then I went down the hall to the right next thing I new I was going pee in a urinal then I fell over I was asking for help up and as somebody picked me up I whooshed into another room and fell over and some dog came up behind my neck I stood up and whooshed to an exit and I my subconscious told me my and I new it was mekayla I tried walking around by the exit to see her but something told me I couldn’t and Wade was with her all these people were happy and as I tried to walk to her I appeared where there was these odd bleachers/ stairs where people were offering to be my friend but I didn’t respond after walking up the bleachers I turned around then before I woke I was in this parallel room.
I had a dream where I was brought back to my friends same house I’ve never been to and I’ve been here 3 times now and the same things were there. It was nighttime and there was only one kitchen light on but the kitchen and the living room are connected so there was enough light. I came back to the same spot and found the same thing I left hidden in a cabinet under the tv every time since I left it there the first time, a happy birthday table cloth that I took off the table and hid but I have no idea what this means or why I keep coming back to that dream at random times too because I haven’t dreamt this in a while. Maybe it’s the fact that I felt really bad for leaving him alone and ignoring him all day yesterday but i don’t know.
Hi High-school Friend, and thank you for your very interesting dream! I have decided to longer help out here in the comments, as I simply cannot keep up. I would instead encourage you to book a personal session. Another option is to invest in my self-study online course “Unlock your DREAMlife“, which gives you the best foundation for you yourself being able to interpret (and recall) your dreams. Best regards – Michael
I dreamt last night of nothing but my subconscious “voice” repeating the words “I’m not a criminal” “you’re a criminal “you’re not a criminal” and criminal. Over and over again. I woke up and still have it playing in my head.
I had a dream of repeating eight grade again the first place I was at was RTC/ISS and meeting the same people and my long time friend but everybody was messing around but the teacher would say everybody to calm down I was more active now then before i kept asking my friend what year I was in but couldn’t understand me I even wrote it down in a piece of paper but he couldn’t understand I remember I was somehow in my social studies class and saw all my friends and that one friend from ISS was there I forgot what we where talking about but I kept trying to tell him about the future and how eight grade was gonna turn out but it was going thru one ear out the other my friend and my other friend told me something about what we did this year something dumb But i honestly felt like it was true and like I remembered it then I remember I was in lunch recess in the field flirting with some girl I knew but I ain’t even like at school and she was talking about I don’t even remember but I remember looking back in my camera roll and it was all the old pictures from eight grade no new 2020 pictures at all I was like we’re did they go I was a little scared at first but I just dealt with it I then got to fight while going home for I don’t even remember I got pepper sprayed like 3-5 times it ain’t really burn it felt like dust just going in your eye I remembered that pepper spray won’t do that much you can still fight with it in your eye and that’s what I did I think I got jumped my 2 people while everyone looking around it was at a school next to the concrete of the field I then walked it off I wasn’t embarrassed or nothing I was more worried for my teeth since I barley had gotten my braces off and they where hurting bad they felt loose and not right I walked home I remember telling my dad or someone about it then idk what happened I just came back with my normal teeth
Damn yours are dark. Mine is that i dream that im baking and then i keep repeating the cake ingrideints and assembling the cake itself. I just started a cake business a couple of months ago. The repetition just annoys me