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Overwork | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Overwork

Marsh

To dream of walking through marshy places, denotes illness resulting from overwork and worry. You will suffer much displeasure from the unwise conduct of a near relative. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Jade

A precious gem, overworked until exhausted... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Amusement Park

This dream may be pointing to one of your perceptions about life or be symbolic of life itself. You may see some parts of your life as lively, interesting, adventurous and entertaining. On the other hand, depending on the details of the dream you may see yourself as being on a wild ride, where nothing is terribly serious and life is a perpetual “roller coaster ride.” If you have been dealing with a significant amount of stress in your daily life or have been overworked, this dream may be a form of compensation.

The dream’s message may be to encourage you to find time for fun and relaxation as well as to remind you that life is full of ups and downs and that a light-hearted attitude may be a refreshing change. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Amusement Park

This dream may be pointing to one of your perceptions about life or be symbolic of life itself. You may see some parts of your life as lively, interesting, adventurous and entertaining. On the other hand, depending on the details of the dream you may see yourself as on a wild ride, where nothing is terribly serious and life is a perpetual “roller coaster ride.” If you have been dealing with a significant amount of stress in your daily life or have been overworked, this dream may be a form of compensation.

The dream’s message may be to encourage you to find time for fun and relaxation as well as to remind you that life is full of ups and downs and that a light-hearted attitude may be a refreshing change.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Falling

Some dream researchers suggest falling is one of the main themes in dreams. In the sample used for this book, the words fall, falls, fell, falling occur 72 times in 1,000 dreams.

The words find, finds, finding, found occur 297 times. And the words connected with looking and seeing occur 1,077 times.

During our development or growth we ‘fall’ from our mother’s womb when ripe; being dropped by a parent must be our earliest sense of insecurity; we fall many times as we learn to stand and walk; as we explore our boundaries in running, climbing, jumping and riding, falling is a big danger, at times it could mean death. Out of this we create the ways falling is used in dreams.

Example: ‘I am sitting in a high window box facing out­wards, with my son and a friend of his on my left. I feel very scared of falling and ask my son and his friend to climb back into the building. I feel too scared to move until they shift’ (Trevor N). At the time of the dream Trevor was working, for the first time in his life, as a full-time freelance journalist. His wife was out of work and his frequency of sales low enough to cause them to be running out of money.

The building behind him in the dream felt like a place he had worked nine to five —security. Falling was failure, getting in debt, dropping into the feelings of self doubt and being incapable.

In general, then, falling represents loss of confidence; threat to usual sources of security such as relationship, source of money, social image, beliefs; tension. Sometimes it is loss of social grace; losing face, moral failure—falling into tempta­tion; coming down to earth from a too lofty attitude, sexual surrender.

Example: ‘I was on a road which led up to the hospital I was put in at three. I felt a sense of an awful past as I looked at the road. Then I was standing on the edge of a precipice or cliff. My wife was about four yards away near the road. I stepped in an area of soft earth. It gave beneath my weight and I sank up to my waist. I realised the cliff edge was unsta­ble and the whole area would fall. I was sinking and shouting to my wife to help me. She was gaily walking about and made light of my call for help. I cried out again. Still she ignored me. I shouted again for her help. She took no notice and I sank deeper, the ground gave way and I fell to my death’ (Barry 1). Through being put in a hospital at three without his mother, Barry had a deep seated fear that any woman he loved could desen him. His fall is the loss of any sense of bonding between him and his wife out of this fear. His death is the dying of his feeling of love and relationship, and the pain it causes. Understanding these fears, Barry was able to leave them behind in later dreams and in life.

By learning to meet our insecurities (perhaps by using the last question in dream processing) we can dare more in life. This is in essence the same as meeting the fear of falling off our bike as we learn to ride.

If we never master the fear we cannot ride. Therefore some dreams take falling into realms beyond fear.

The following examples illustrate this.

Example: ‘Near where I stood in the school gymnasium was a diving board, about 20 ft off the ground. Girls were learning to dive off the board and land flat on their back on the floor.

If they landed flat they didn’t hurt themselves—like falling backwards standing up’ (Barry I).

The school is where we learn. Once we learn to fall ‘flat on our back’, i.e. fail, without being devastated or ‘hurt’ by it, we can be more cre­ative. Going fast to an edge and falling: could mean overwork and danger of breakdown of health.

Example: ‘As I prayed I realised I could fly. I lifted off the ground about 3 feet and found I could completely relax while going higher or falling back down. So it was like free fall. I went into a wonderful surrendered relaxation. My whole body sagging, floating in space. It was a very deep meditative expe­rience (Sarah D). Sarah has found an attitude which enables her to soar/dare or fall/fail without being so afraid of being hurt or dying emotionally. This gives a form of freedom many people never experience. This does not arise from denying or suppressing fears.

Seeing things fall: sense of danger or change in regard to what is represented. Person falling: wish to be rid of them, or anxiety in regard to what they represent; end of a relationship. Child, son falling: see baby; son and daughter under family. House falling down, personal stress; illness; personal change and growth due to letting old habits and attitudes crumble. Example: ‘I was standing outside my mother’s house to the right.

The ground in front had fallen away.

The house was about to cave in. I felt no fear or horror. Instead I was think­ing about new beginnings and the possibility of a new house’ (Helen B). Helen is here becoming more independent and leaving behind attitudes and dependency. See house; abyss; chasm. See also flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Battle

Erotic symbol, overstimulation, and overwork.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Cemetery

Funeral, Death. Longing for rest and relaxation in times of overwork and stress.

A classical place for ghosts.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Foreign Countries / Abroad

The Other, the foreigner.

The dreamer must deal with the confrontation of something new.

A foreign country always is the “foreign land” within ourselves.

A trip abroad and vacation when overworked. What does the foreign land symbolize to you?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Leaving (on A Trip)

Wanting to leave, often because of stress, overwork, and marital conflicts. Desire for irresponsibility. Also a sign that, having assumed power in order to move out of the situation, you have freed yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Trip (outing / Excursion)

Recuperation, fun, change of scene. Well-known dream symbol when overworking. Where are you going on your trip?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Job

To dream of working at your job is frequently a sign of satisfaction and pride. But, if in the dream you are very unhappy or uncomfortable in the situation, it is a warning that you are over-stressed and probably overworked. You need to take a vacation or take up a hobby that is totally different from your work situation.

If you dream of losing your job, it reflects a loss of security You might stand a chance of losing someone you love or of losing your home.

To dream of getting a promotion shows a confidence in yourself, which, if reflected in your work, could lead to a promotion or increase in pay... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Obsession

To dream of having obsessive behavior is an indication that too much energy may be being put into an aspect of your career.

To dream of being obsessed with a person suggests that you may be overworking or nagging someone. Your unconscious may be trying to tell you to slow down and remember to breathe.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Resort

To dream you are in a resort is your body’s way of saying that you are overworked or overstressed. You need to relax. Alternatively, it may be a metaphorical ‘last resort.’ Get help from others if you are unable to resolve it by yourself.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Snow

To dream of snow represents your reservations and reluctance to deal with certain issues and situations. Instead of keeping these feelings hidden, you need to communicate them effectively.

It is also possible that you are feeling ‘left out in the cold’ and others are ignoring you.

If the snow is melting then it implies that you accept and understand your emotions and have found a way to express them. You are managing to work through your hardships and problems.

To see dirty snow in your dream implies that you have reached a new level of maturity. You no longer hold the opinions and beliefs that you did when you were younger. Your life has been drastically altered in a negative way.

To dream that you are watching the snow fall symbolizes a new beginning and a change in your outlook. It means that you feel calm and serene.

To dream that you are playing in the snow implies that you are feeling overworked and requiring some rest and enjoyment.

To dream that you find something in the snow indicates that you are seeking to develop your hidden possibilities and skills. Perhaps you have discovered that you have an aptitude for a certain skill. It may also suggest that you need to absolve yourself or someone else of a transgression.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Parachute

Be careful of all extremes and do not overwork or overplay.... Mystic Dream Book

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Head

The significance of a dream featuring the head, will also depend on the other details of the dream. But as a general guide, here are some interpretations: A disembodied head predicts a new situation in which you will have to stay calm and “use your head.” A small, narrow, or pointed head indicates more work and less profit than expected.

A very large, wide, or round head means you will find easy success on a project.

A swollen head is a warning against overconfidence.

To dream of yourself (or another person) having more than one head foretells that you will have a sudden rise in social status.

To see yourself (or anyone else) with the head of an animal is a warning not to indulge too much in material or sensual pleasures. Be more modest, and remember that an ounce of restraint can frequently prevent a pound of regret! If you dream of having part of your head missing, this is positive, because it means your achievements will be greater than you expect.

Dreaming of an accident or blow to the head suggests tension and overwork - try to take it easy for a while.

If you dream of having your head chopped off, you will be successful in life.

If you dream of someone else being beheaded, you will still be successful, but only after discouraging delays.... My Dream Interpretation

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Truck

To see a truck in your dream suggests that you are overworked or that too many responsibilities are weighing you down. On a side note, pregnant women often dream of trucks or driving trucks. Also see “Tow-Truck.”... My Dream Interpretation

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Cutting

Dreams of cutting indicate emotional fear.

To cut someone means that the dreamer mistrusts that person and wishes to sever the relationship. Cutting one’s self, the strain of overwork or unpleasant family problems weigh heavily, so the dreamer wants to end it all.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Theater

To dream that you are attending a theater is a desire to get away from monotony or overwork. It can also be a hidden urge to be more important than you are at present. See Adobe, Actor.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Head

The significance of a dream featuring the head must be determined by corre- lating its details, but as a general guide:

A living head (your own or someone else’s) is an excel- lent omen for all that deeply concerns you.

A disembodied head pre- dicts a new situation in which you will have to use your head rather than lose it!

A small, narrow, or pointed head indicates more work and less profit than expected, whereas a very large, wide, or round head means the reverse.

A swollen head is a warning against overconfi- dence.

To dream of yourself (or another) having more than one head signifies a sudden gratifying rise in status.

A dream of suffering pains in the head or head- ache is telling you to keep your private affairs to yourself.

T o see yourself (or any- one else) with the head of an animal is a warning against overemphasis on material or sensual plea- sures. Remember that an ounce of restraint can fre- quently prevent a pound of regret.

Strangely enough, in a dream half a head is better than a whole one as it fore- casts achievement beyond your ambition.

An accident or blow to the head suggests tension and/or overwork; try to take it easy for a time or have a change of scenery if possible.

If your dream involved beheading, see Behead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Man

A dream featuring mankind as a whole is a warning of nervous depression due to overwork; either slow down or take a vacation.

To dream of a strange man augurs well for family affairs, but the meaning is modified to some extent by the details of his appearance (if you were aware of them) and his actions (if any), so these factors should be considered.

See also Hair, Height, Eyes, Colors, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Wasp

Like bees and ants, wasps have an overall totem energy that connects with community regulation and interdependent structure. Wasps are predators by nature, and lower forms of insects are their prey. Therefore, in the higher order of things, wasps regulate the population of the insect world by virtue of their predation instincts.

If you are dreaming of wasps, you are looking to tap into your instinctive ability to manage large structures of thought and imagination. Consider that a wasp dream may indicate that this instinct is overworking itself and that you are being called to relinquish an obsessive need to control things that are really beyond your ability to control.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Hive

The hive is a symbol of industriousness and teamwork.

If stung by a bee or many bees, one needs to either get to work or slack off from overworking (being “busy a bee”).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Job

Dreaming of being at work while asleep signifies either overwork, overinvolvement in one’s job, or a subconscious desire to be more productive in one’s professional life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Horse - Equestrian Issues

Black or dark horse: Passions that have not been acknowledged; fear of the unknown or threatening changes.

Blinkered horse: Not allowing yourself to see what is happening around you; anxiety and worries about life. Controlling the horse, or fear of it: Trying to control your feelings of passion and sexuality. These natural drives can motivate you or drag you along unwillingly.

Dead horse: Serious loss of energy or motivation which could lead to illness or depression; an old and dying set of habits and motivations or way of life.

Falling off horse: A sign that you are relating badly to your basic urges and needs.

If you continue to deny these, poor health could be the unwelcome result.

Grooming and caring for a horse: Taking care of your basic needs such as food, shelter and sex.

Horse and carriage: The natural processes of life that carry you from birth to old age; natural forces that can move you forward either from within or as natural events.

Horse dragging the dreamer along: Impetuosity of feelings; feelings dragged along by natural urges.

Horse being playful or affectionate: Feelings of warmth and strength from within.

Horse race: The events of everyday life and your relationship with people; everyday competition and where you rate yourself in the race; what happens in the race shows how you are relating to opportunities or how you feel about your accomplishments.

Horse running freely: Allowing your emotions or sexuality free rein; a symbol of the love of life.

Horse unwilling to move or carry: Your dreaming mind is telling you that you are uncertain about the direction in which you are trying to go.

Mare: Symbol of femininity, receptiveness and fertility.

Newborn horse or pony: Symbol of refreshing energy or new motivations.

Old or worn-out horse: Current state of your feelings. You may be feeling worn out or overworked, or feel that a particular relationship has run its course.

Riding or leading horse easily: A symbol of a good relationship between your personality and your instinctive drives.

Running away from a horse or from charging cavalry: Fear of sexuality, including anxieties towards the responsibilities of parenthood and relationships; you may be avoiding the need to direct or control your feelings and urges.

Sick or dying horse: loss of health, energy and enthusiasm for life.

Stallion: Symbol of masculinity, power and virility.

Strange or unknown horse or horseman/woman: Message from the unconscious; a new opportunity or event.

Struggling to control the horse: Fighting your urges and natural drives. You may be having problems controlling your emotions or sexuality.

Tied-up horse: A symbol of inhibition. Your dreaming mind may be telling you that it is time to release your feelings and give free rein to your creativity.

Training a horse: This suggests that you are learning to direct your sexual and emotional energy.

Uneasy on ride: If this image appears in your dreams you may feel as if you are being taken for a ride or feel that your emotions are taking over your life.

White horse: An image of transformation or meeting with an expanded awareness of ourselves.

Winged horse: Shows how you can rise above your basic needs and urges to discover awareness and fulfillment beyond personal memories and experience.

Working horse: The energy or motivation needed to work. The condition of the horse will tell you how you feel about yourself in relation to your work. Do you feel you are only a workhorse or that you are being treated as such?... The Element Encyclopedia

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Struggling Uphill

In this kind of dream you are climbing or driving up a steep incline. Progress is slow, and it seems to take more than you or your engine can handle. You may even wonder why you took this particular route. From a psychological point of view, the uphill struggle represents a challenge you are dealing with right now that feels like it is too much. You hadn’t expected it to be so tough. The overworked junior doctor, the programer who must create complicated software within a week, the busy mum of newborn twins—all may have this dream. The steepness of the incline is an indication of how difficult the challenge feels to you. The only way to reach the top is to pace yourself, so perhaps this dream is suggesting that you take better care of yourself and get plenty of rest. To put this advice into practice will improve your odds of success, and taking things one step at a time will make the process seem less overwhelming.... The Element Encyclopedia

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