At this very moment, every country faces some or other issues regarding leadership, economy, unemployment, energy and so much more. Could this be why Australians are encountering “dream about current events in my life?”

ThePleasantDream conducted a one-of-its-kind survey to evaluate what dreams people saw in the first week of January 2023 in Australia. Interestingly, of the 204 participants, the team found that 23.91% of participants saw the “dream about current events in my life,” followed by a “dream of saving money,” which occupied 10.87%.

The team collected data through an online survey on the website and social media platforms to monitor all the dreams that appeared in the first week of January 2023 and their effects.

Let’s see what the research revealed.

What do the statistics say?

Of 204, the female participation was about 63%, while male participants were 37%. Thus, inferring females see more dreams in the first week of January 2023.


Besides, we witnessed participation from all walks of life. 60.9% of participation came from working professionals, followed by students taking over 23.9%, homemakers comprising 8.7% & entrepreneurs – at 6.5%.


While mapping their ages, maximum participation was observed in the age group of 18-30, i.e., 47.8%, followed by 21.7% from age groups – below 18 and 30-40. Besides, 4.3% came from the above 50 & 40-50 age groups.


Which dreams were more prevalent in the first week of January 2023?

When we enquired about which dream the participants saw in the first week of January 2023? The answer was “dream about current events in my life,” covering 23.91%, followed by “dream of saving money” with 10.87% & “dream of losing weight” with 8.70%.

Not just this, there were various other dreams that people saw, and they were –

Most Common Dreams in The First Week of January 2023 in Australia
Most Common Dreams in The First Week of January 2023 in Australia

Does a New Year dream appear because you were thinking about it?

Sometimes, a dream may appear because of the association with our thoughts of waking life. So, we asked the participants if this dream appeared because they were thinking about the New Year’s resolution. To this, their answers were –

  • 52.2% answered “No.”
  • 28.3% answered “Yes.”
  • 19.6% answered “Maybe.”

Do they decide their New Year’s resolution based on their dreams?

We wanted to evaluate whether the participants decided on their New Year resolutions based on their dreams. To this, they said.

  • 65.2% answered “No.”
  • 26.1% answered “Maybe.”
  • Whereas 8.7% answered “Yes.”

What are your New Year’s dreams trying to convey?

We wished to dive deeper to know whether the participants knew the reasons behind their New Year’s dreams, and this is what they had to say.

  • 43.5% believe these dreams are “highlighting an issue/situation in the present.”
  • 30.4% believe these dreams are “motivating them to live better.”
  • 15.2% do not accept any of the options.
  • While 10.9% believe these dreams are “showing the mistakes/patterns in the past.”

Expert’s opinion

Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD, reviewer and certified psychiatrist of ThePleasantDream, commented, “dreams are a representation of one’s unconscious desires, wishes, and motivations. Besides, every dream is aligned with the current events of waking life, and probably that could be the reason people see “dream about current events in my life.”

She further adds, “there are so many problems people face in their daily life. Probably that could be why they encountered the dream to seek solutions through their dreams.”