boredom

Dream Interpretation Boredom | Dream Meanings


To dream that you are bored, suggests that you are feeling emotionally drained and stressed.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

See Snake, Time, Haste.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

(See Breathing difficulty)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Boredom | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Boredom

Goldfish Bowl

1. Boredom with one’s life, career or relationships.

2. Innocence. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Knitting

1. Peace and tranquility.

2. Home life and childhood.

3. Desire or need for creative activity.

4. Solving difficult and complex problems.

5. Boredom with one’s present existence.

6. Desire to broaden one’s horizons. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Yawning

1. Boredom with life.

2. If another person is present in the dream, not feeling high regard for him/her.

3. If facing a po­tentially hazardous situation, one is unafraid. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

Asthma

Experiencing breathing difficulties in a dream means boredom, annoyance, weariness or disgust.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Breathing Difficulty

(Asthma) Experiencing breathing difficulties in a dream means boredom, annoyance, weariness or disgust.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Cent

(Money; Penny) Seeing one cent in a dream means an argument, falsehood, ostentation or pride. Swallowing a quarter and excreting it as a penny in a dream signifies that the person is a zendik or an atheist. Pennies in a dream signify evil, fights and speaking despicable words.

If God’s name is encrusted on the penny in the dream, it means that such a person who carries it has licensed himselfto do evil in the name of God Almighty. Seeing a cent in a dream also could signify cheating, toiling, fights, boredom, atheism, sorrow, sadness, tight circumstances, an argument, meager earnings, dispelling poverty, going to work, wages, insolvency or the spread of mutual defamation among scholars.

(Also see Money; Penny)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Yawing

Symbolic of boredom ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

Adultery

Many people seem to have dreams about committing adultery or about their spouse committing adultery (cheating or being cheated on). In this dictionary there is a definition for cheating and here I will add a few more thoughts about this dream topic. Many dreams come from the private unconscious and are a reflection on thoughts, fears, desires, issues or are a response to stressful or anxiety provoking situations.

The details of the dream need to be considered before attempting an interpretation. Details such as who is cheating on whom and what are the circumstances surrounding this dream event, need to be established. At times people have dreams about cheating on their spouses as a response to a long and monogamous relationship.

The dream may be a compensation for boredom, monotony or unhappiness. On the other hand, the dream could be about you connecting to deeper parts of self, which is represented by a desirable person of the opposite sex. On rare occasions a person may suspect, or feel on some level, that their mate is not faithful but is not willing to admit this consciously. Thus, in the dream state the individual confronts his fears and from there may begin to deal with the situation on a conscious level. “The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind.” Franz Kafka... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Adultery 

Self-imposed guilt and/or shame. Are you getting what you want at the expense of others? Dissatisfaction.The desire to change. Guilt. Being part of / performing; You will be faced with taking responsibility for a situation that you were part of. Spouse or partner performing; Affection is a concern.

If you committed it, be on guard against giving your confidence to new friends; if you resisted it, you will have some disappointing setbacks, but they will be temporary. Many people seem to have dreams about committing adultery or about their spouse committing adultery (cheating or being cheated on). In this dictionary there is a definition for cheating and here I will add a few more thoughts about this dream topic. Many dreams come from the private unconscious and are a reflection on thoughts, fears, desires or issues are a response to stressful or anxiety provoking situations.

The details of the dream need to be considered before attempting an interpretation. Details such as who is cheating on whom and what are the circumstances surrounding this dream event, need to be established. At times people have dreams about cheating on their spouses as a response to a long and monogamous relationship.

The dream may be a compensation for boredom, monotony or unhappiness. On the other hand, the dream could be about you connecting to deeper parts of self, which is represented by a desirable person of the opposite sex. On rare occasions a person may suspect, or feel on some level, that their mate is not faithful but is not willing to admit this consciously. Thus, in the dream state the individual confronts his fears and from there may begin to deal with the situation on a conscious level. “The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind.” Franz Kafka ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dirt / Earth 

Dreaming about dirt, as in something dirty, could represent your state of mind or a situation from your daily life. It could symbolize a relationship, a business venture, or any other part of your life where you, or someone else has been less than honest and honorable. Dirt in your dreams could also represent your unwholesome attitudes and a devious state of mind. This dream, depending on its details, may be encouraging you to clean up “your act” inside and out.Dreaming about soil and the earth usually symbolizes fertility and the potential to grow. Rich soil may be an indication that the time is right for work and new beginnings. Dreaming about dry, barren soil may be a reflection of your negative mood. It may include feelings of depression or general feelings of boredom and emptiness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Dirt / Earth

Dreaming about soil and the earth, usually symbolizes fertility and the potential to grow. Rich soil may be an indication that the time is right for work and new beginnings. Dreaming about dry, barren soil, may be a reflection of your negative mood. It may include feelings of depression, or general feelings of boredom and emptiness.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Yawn

Boredom, tiredness, unconsciously trying to say something—yawning is a movement arising from the self- regulatory process. See sleep movements. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Armchair

Resting, being peaceful, as in Evening, Worship, and Prayer, but less religious in meaning. It may, however, also be a sign of laziness or boredom, and point to the fact that you act like a ruler.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Bureaucrat

Symbol of a steady, secure human being who is serving the public, with the emphasis on “serving.” Rigid, conventional and secure, as in: Shares, Anchor, Arch, Notice-of-Intention-to-Marry, Sidewalk, Parents’ House, Family. Boredom, similar to Office. Economic fears.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Monotony

See Boredom, Uniform, Rhythm.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Orgy

Points to boredom or undefined sexuality. This insight is only the beginning of the process of forming your own erotic sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Plain / Plateau

Boredom, but also being in balance. Good foresight and perspective, similar to Bird. Folldore: Material rewards.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Suburbs

Not being quite inside and not quite outside. Boredom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Yawn

1- If we become conscious of yawning in a dream it can indicate boredom and tiredness. We may also be attempting to say something, but have not yet thought through what we wish to say.

2- In the animal kingdom a yawn often is a warning against aggression, and a yawn in dreams may be a way of controlling our own or other’s abusive behaviour.

3- In the physical world a yawn is a way of taking in more oxygen. In the spiritual sense it is our inner selves attempting to assimilate more knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Monopoly

Playing Monopoly with a close fnend may recommend not to monopolize the conversation. It may also point out the part you play in a business deal with a lot of money at stake. It may warn against making a game of making money and may mention boredom with capitalistic values.

(See Board game.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Carpet, Rug

Vision: Seeing a carpet is a warning: you will only be successful if you work diligently, improving your skills and talents. Cleaning a carpet: you will get an annoying visitor.

A colorful carpet: your life will be exciting—no time for boredom.

Depth Psychology: The rug’s intricate design is a mirror of your life.

A valuable rug might also be a sign of arrogance or ambitions. Do you want to “sweep something under the rug”?... Dreamers Dictionary

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Dreamers Dictionary

Carousel

To dream that you are joyfully riding a carousel may suggest a childlike sense of joy and confidence in your parent’s approval of your life choices.

To dream that you are on a carousel and unable stop or slow down so that you may dismount indicates disillusionment about the cycle of life and your place within it. Alternatively, you may be experiencing a lack of control and boredom at the repetitive nature of your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ketchup

To dream of ketchup indicates a feeling of boredom that may be pervading your waking life. Spilling ketchup suggests the need for a change in attitude and the development of gratitude for what you already have.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Factory

Material aspects: Depending on what seems to be happening in a dream a factory can actually represent the workplace and our attitude to our employment.

An assembly line might suggest a sense of boredom for instance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Yawn

Material aspects: If we become conscious of yawning in a dream it can indicate boredom and tiredness in the everyday. We may also be attempting to communicate with someone, but have not yet thought through what we wish to say.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Conveyer Belt

To dream of a conveyer belt represents boredom, predictability and unchanging habits. Also see “Factory.”... My Dream Interpretation

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Falcon

If you dreamed of a flying flacon, good times are ahead for you. But if the falcon was in a cage or otherwise not flying, you must be prepared to sit out a period of boredom.... My Dream Interpretation

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Garage / Garage Door

To dream that you are in a garage, represents a period of boredom in your life. You may feel that you have no direction or guidance toward achieving your goals.

If you dream of opening the garage door, you have made up your mind about something.

If you close the door, you are putting off your goals for the sake of other people.

If you dream of driving a car into a garage, your accomplishments will bring you happiness and security.... My Dream Interpretation

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Hawk

If you dreamed of a hawk that was flying, happy times are ahead. But if the hawk was not flying, you must be prepared to sit out a period of boredom.... My Dream Interpretation

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Invitation / Invited

To dream about a written or printed invitation foretells a period of depression or boredom coming. But a dream about getting an invitation by word of mouth forecasts an increase in social activity.

If you dream that you weren’t invited to something, this reflects your anxiety about being accepted by your friends and the people around you.... My Dream Interpretation

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Banana

Eating bananas in a dream is a very old prediction of a minor illness.

If thy are overripe, boredom with work or partner.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

Custard

Be prepared for a season of boredom and frustration if you dreamed of this bland type of food.

See also Food and Eating.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Ecstasy

A sort of dream of contrary in that it indicates boredom with the present state of your sex life.

A hiatus and/or a change, whichever is feasible in your case, would be advisable.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Extinguish

The interpretation here depends on the details of what was extinguished and how; but generally this action pertains to affairs with the opposite sex and indicates boredom.

See Flame, Fire, Water, Blanket, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

Gondola

This classic sym- bol of gay romance is, un- happily, a dream of con- trary and signifies roman- tic boredom; you could do with either a change of partner or a vacation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Hawk

Bright prospects are forecast if the hawk was flying; otherwise you must be prepared to sit out a period of gloomy boredom.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Hippopotamus

This clumsy animal in its native habitat signifies a dangerous rival or hostile competitor; in captivity (or in a zoo) it forecasts a period of frus- tration or boredom which will require real initiative and energy to overcome.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Hominy

Be prepared to sit out a rather extended period of boredom if you dreamed of this dull boiled cereal.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Invitations

Written or printed these are an omen of contrary and indicate a period of depression or boredom, but given by word of mouth they forecast an increase in social activity.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Kerosine

The smell or use of this fuel in your dream indicates the dawn of new interests after a period of boredom.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Petunia

Growing out of doors these flowers signify pleasant friendly social affairs, but otherwise they predict a period of boredom; a vacation or a new hobby is likely to prove helpful.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Theater

A dark theater portends a season of boredom, but if a performance was going on, it predicts a period of increased social pleasures.

See also Acting, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Brother / Sister

(1) If your brother or sister appears in a dream you have to decide whether the dream is saying something about your actual brother or sister and your relationship with him or her, or whether vour brother or sister stands in the dream symbolically for something else - some part of yourself.

If the former is the case, it may be obvious to you: recent encounters with your brother or sister, or some piece of news about him or her may be recognized as prompting the dream. Always be on the look-out, though, for those dreams where a brother or sister plavs a symbolic role. The dream source may choose its materials - its images - from your recent external experiences, but what those dream images represent is nearly always some part of yourself. So please read on.

(2) In early childhood a brother or sister is a natural object of jealousy and hatred. In the eyes of a small child the mother may seem to be favouring his or her sibling. When a second child is bom, the firstborn is especially likely to develop hostile feelings towards the new’ rival for mother’s attention and affection. Sometimes w’e carrv such jealous grievances (at an unconscious level) into adult life, w’here they continue to affect our behaviour and attitudes.

It is then imperative that w’e sort them out, face up to them, acknowledge them for w’hat they are, and so liberate ourselves from their damaging influence (see (3) below, second paragraph, on projections).

(3) An elder brother or sister (brother for a male dreamer, sister for a female dreamer) may represent your ‘other self (‘alter ego’), that side of your personality that has so far been neglected and undeveloped. Jung called it ‘the Shadow’’. We start adult life w’ith a self-image that is usually some sort of compromise between what w’e w’ant to be or do and w’hat parents or society at large seems to require of us.

If this self-image corresponds to our actual abilities, all may be well for a while; but a time mav come w hen wre need to give attention to other facets of our (potential) self. These other facets - our Shadow- - will show- themselves to us in dreams; and one form they take in dreams is that of an elder brother or sister.

People often project their shadow- on to a sibling of the same sex as themselves; and if it is not projected, it may express itself in all kinds of aw kward and embarrassing ways - astonishing rudeness, for example, or other antisocial behaviour. The contrast between your conscious ego and your alter ego mav be as startling as that between Jekvll and Hyde. Don’t be alarmed, though: remember alw-ays that your unconscious is vour ally - vour best friend - and even the most frightening or appalling things that reveal themselves in dreams as parts of vour unconscious are frightening or appalling, first, because of their unfamiliaritv and / or secondly, because, having been neglected and locked away in the dark, they tend to behave like a neglected child and mav become mutinous (on this phenomenon, see Demon). Pay proper attention and proper respect to them, and their threatening features will disappear; they will prove themselves valuable supplements to vour personal equipment for coping with life and achieving full satisfaction and wholeness. Introduce them into your consciousness, identify them and their needs, and give them a controlled and appropriate part to play in your waking life.

Incidentally, one test you can apply to check whether you have a neglected shadow-self is to ask yourself if there is some characteristic that you particularly dislike in other people (particularly your partner): a domineering tendency’, perhaps, or an over-liberal attitude, or whatever.

If there is (and of course you need a lot of honesty’ to admit this), then that characteristic is likely to belong to your shadow-self. We tend to project on to other people the dark, ‘nasty5 things that live in our own unconscious.

If something is going wrong in our life, we tend to put the blame on to other people, the government, or our parents; we look for some scapegoat to carry the blame. The blame, how ever, is ours, because we have not put our own house in order: we have not paid due attention to the demands of our unconscious and have not allowed our ‘other self proper scope for expression in our life.

(4) When a female dreams of a brother, or a male dreams of a sister, the brother / sister may represent w’hat Jung called the ‘soul-image’, w’hich is the masculine side of a woman’s personality (her animus) or the feminine side of a man’s personality (his anima). There would seem to be very basic differences between man and woman arising out of different biological functions (as well as less basic differences that owe their existence to social conditioning). There are w’hat have traditionally been called feminine qualities and capacities (such as gentleness, a caring disposition, creativeness, cooperativencss and relatedness, intuition) and, similarly, what have been called masculine qualities (such as aggressiveness and competitiveness, rationality’, and a tendency to analyse and look for differences). However, it is widclv accepted nowadays among psychotherapists that the male psyche also contains feminine qualities and the female psyche also contains masculine qualities, albeit often dormant and neglected, or repressed.

If you arc a man, do you admire the ‘masculine’ tv pc of woman? If vou do, vou may be in need of redressing the balance in vour psyche: vour feminine side

has possibly swamped your masculinity, and you now need to promote the latter. In your case, the anima will be rather masculine. This is just one instance of a general rule: the animus / anima will have the opposite characteristics to the conscious self-image.

Either male or female dreamers may find themselves in a dream in an heroic relationship to an anima / animus figure. A man may, in a dream, rescue a damsel in distress; a woman may waken a dead prince with a kiss. These should be seen as invitations to incorporate your anima / animus into vour conscious functioning, to rescue it from oblivion and neglect: to make Cinderella or the Frog-Prince your partner in life. Personal wholeness cannot be achieved without this. See also Cinderella, Frog, section (3), Marriage.

(5) A sister in a man’s dream or a brother in a woman’s dream may take the dreamer into some frightening abyss, to the bottom of the sea, or into a dark forest. This may represent the man’s anima or the woman’s animus leading the ego into the unconscious, to discover, for example, the deep emotional causes of a psychosomatic illness; the repressed rage that lies at the bottom of a chronic boredom; or the fount of energy or wisdom that can furnish a more fully satisfying existence. Literary and mythological representations of this can be found in the examples of Beatrice, who led Dante safely into hell and out again, and Ariadne, whose thread enabled Theseus to find his way out of the Cretan labyrinth after slaying the Minotaur. Both hell and labyrinths are symbols of the unconscious. See also Labyrinth, Monster, Underworld.

(6) Sometimes the anima / animus figure in a dream may appear in some way hostile or threatening. For example, in a man’s dream the anima may take the form of an enchantress, a femme fatale, seducing men into a lake or ocean. The watery depths may be seen as symbolizing the depths of the unconscious. The meaning of such a dream may be that the dreamer needs to explore his other - unconscious - self, despite (or, more accurately, because of) its frightening and threatening aspect. Water, however, is a symbol of the feminine, too. The meaning of the dream, therefore, might be that die dreamer is too heavily fixated on his mother and needs to liberate himself by asserting his masculinity and independence; in extreme cases the man might be in danger of being “possessed’ or ‘swallowed up’ by the feminine within his psyche. Such a dream may be, however, not a warning, but an invitation: the unconscious may be urging the man to get on better terms - equal terms - with the feminine side of his psyche. Give your anima / animus equality, and it will cease from its mutinous attempts to take over the whole of your psyche.

In the case of a woman, a dream may contain a male seducer: some Pied Piper animus figure. Again, the dreamer will have to decide whether such a dream is a warning or an invitation: a warning against being carried away by her masculinity (perhaps she has not resolved her early father fixation), or an invitation to discover and utilize her neglected masculinity. Commonsense and, above all, honesty should guide her to the correct understanding of the dream; and in any case, bear in mind what was said above about giving equality to the anima / animus.

(7) The unconscious compensates the conscious mind. It contains those qualities and capacities which the conscious mind lacks. In this sense it is the opposite of the conscious mind; hence its otherness, its alien appearance.

It follows, therefore, that the image that represents anima or animus in a dream may be the opposite of the psychological type to which the dreamer belongs. For example, if you are a woman of the intellectual type (i.e. if thinking is your strong point at the conscious level), your animus may be represented in dreams as a sentimental type (a romantic Don Juan, for instance).

If you are a sentimental woman (moved at the conscious level mainly by feelings - including moral feelings), your animus may show itself as a bearded professor or other intellectual figure.

If you are an intuitive woman (an artist, for instance), your animus mav take a muscular he-man form in dreams (the sensational type, functioning most strongly at the sensory level).

(8) If brother and sister appear together in a dream, this may symbolize either the tension of opposites, or the union of opposites. The opposites are the conscious and the unconscious contents of the psyche. Their union and interfusion are the means by which the self- the true self that is already within you but waits to be unfolded - is realized.

The appearance of this symbol will usually be an auspicious sign, meaning that, despite all appearances to the contrary, there is within you a latent and attainable order and harmony. But of course you - the conscious ego - must make that latent order real by paying loving attention to the needs of your unconscious opposite (like the prince who wakes the sleeping beauty with an embrace).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Rut

You are stuck in habits, beliefs, programs; boredom. Wake up and get out.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Treadmill

Stuck in programs, attitudes, beliefs, going round and round with the same old numbers. Boredom through lack of growth. You are free to get off whenever you choose.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Yawn

Boredom; lack of energy, motivation.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Plate

If you have a great capacity to give to others, probably in one of your dreams you have seen a plate. Not surprisingly, this element says that you are willing to serve your fellows.

If the dish is full of foods, it represents the food that is within you (tenderness, solidarity, etc.); however, if the plate is empty, you must find a way to fill it.

If you are washing a stack of dishes, the dream may suggest certain boredom and monotony. Dreaming that you break plates is, however, a mechanism of the unconscious to discharge accumulated tension and provide some peace and quiet.

Dreaming of plates is an excellent omen of health and wealth. You will never fail to have a plate on the table.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Strike

A strike indicates that something in your personality is rebelling against a certain situation. It symbolizes boredom and rebellion against your real life.

It is evident what this dream is advising: you should change what you don’t like.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Yawn

Yawning in a dream can represent the things we typically association with yawning, such as boredom or tiredness. It can also refer to our attempt to say something.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

Cleaning

Washing in dreams is a fairly common theme, and almost always relates to something that is troubling or worrying the dreamer in waking life. The harder the hands or body are scrubbed, the greater the need for the unconscious to be free of guilt or some kind of burden.

The same applies to washing stains in clothes.

If you are taking a shower or bath in your dream, this could indicate a problem that overshadows you in waking life.

If you are washing your hair, this is connected to your emotions, and if you are washing your genitals, there may be some kind of sexual adventure in waking life that you are ashamed of. You could also be worried about sexually transmitted diseases.

If you are cleaning your home, this could suggest that you want to get more organized in your waking life, but before you can do that you need to dispose of dirt or dust; this may refer to ways of thinking or responding that are clouding your judgments in waking life.

If you were watching a washing machine in your dream, this is a reference to your daily routine and the boredom you feel.

If you are trapped in the washing machine, you feel stifled by your daily routine; it will therefore be important to make changes in daily life as soon as possible.... The Element Encyclopedia

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