Note: before you can really start controlling your dreams you will first need to learn how to sustain them for at least 5 minutes.
Lucid Dreaming Control Tips:
Lucid dreaming control is learned mainly through trial and error. However there are few simple tips I can give you that will help you get started on the right foot.
1. Learning Curve
Lucid dreaming is a skill, just like the piano. You can’t expect to play Beethoven on the first try but with practice, you can.
2. Increased Lucidity = Increased Control
Do your dream prolongation routine every time you realize that you are dreaming, the more aware you are that you are dreaming, the better control you will have.
3. Do a warm-up before you start practicing
This means that you will need to start slow and gradually increase towards the challenging stuff.
4. Know your boundaries
Discover your boundaries and don’t try to control more than you can handle. If something is not working just let it go and try again when you feel ready.
“Whether you believe you can or can’t do something you are right!” – Henry Ford
I would say that this is the number one rule in lucid dreaming control. If you believe that your dream characters are lifeless and dull they will be, if you believe that you can’t fly you won’t.
And if you believe that you are in control of the dream, then you are in control and you can do anything.
I noticed that dreams are easily controlled by imagination. Instead of trying to do something like you would in the real world, just imagine doing it.