There are so many events happening across the globe on an economic, political & social front, which may affect every citizen. Could that be why Indians encounter “dreams about current events in my life?”

Well, ThePleasantDream conducted a one-of-its-kind survey to evaluate what dreams people saw in the first week of January 2023 in India. Interestingly, out of 503 participants, 23.91% confirmed that they saw the “dream about current events in my life,” followed by a “dream of family,” which occupied 19.57%.

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 503, the female participation was about 69.6%, while male participants were 30.4%. Thus, inferring females see more dreams in the first week of January 2023.

Source: Survey of 503 Participants

Besides, we observed participation from all walks of life. We received participation of 63% from working professionals—followed by students taking over 30.4%, homemakers comprising 2.2% & entrepreneurs – at 4.3%.

Alongside this, we mapped their ages, wherein maximum participation came from the age group of 18-30 with 54.3%. Furthermore, the age group 30-40 contributed to 30.4%. The age group of – 40-50 and below 18 saw equal participation of 6.5%. Lastly, the above 50 age group contributed 2.2%.

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

Most importantly, we asked the participants which dream they saw in the first week of January 2023. To this, the answer which received the maximum votes was “dream about current events in my life,” covering 23.91%, followed by “dream of family” with 19.57% & “dream about learning new things” with 10.87%.

Apart from these, there were various other dreams that people saw, and they were –

Source: Survey of 503 Participants
Source: Survey of 503 Participants

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

Sometimes, dreams are associated 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”.
  • 23.9% answered “Yes”.
  • 23.9% answered “Maybe”.
Source: Survey of 503 Participants

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

Based on the dreams, we asked the participants if they had decided on their New Year resolution. To this, they answered.

  • 52.2% do not rely on their dreams for their New Year resolution.
  • 32.6% answered “Yes”.
  • Whereas 15.2% answered “Maybe”.

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.

  • 37% believe these dreams are “motivating them to live better”.
  • 26.1% do not accept any of the options.
  • 23.9% believe these dreams are “highlighting an issue/situation in the present”.
  • 13% 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, “people are engulfed in many problems in their daily life. It could be social, economic, professional & even personal. Probably that could be why they encountered the dream to seek solutions through it”.