When you are aware that you are in a dream state, while you are dreaming, you are having a lucid dream. Keeping a dream journal is an easy way for you to both improve the quality and clarity of your dreams, while helping you achieve lucid dreams more frequently. In fact, if you’re already in the habit of keeping a dream journal, we can teach you how to have a lucid dream tonight. The concept of a dream journal is simple: immediately after you wake up, write down in your diary all the information about the dreams you just had. If you want to keep a high-quality dream journal that will expedite the process, however, there are some key habits you must form.