Have you ever dreamt that you were driving to work and lost control of your car? According to an article from “Forbes” magazine, it’s one of the most common work-related dreams people have. –And supposedly, it means you either don’t feel like you’re in control of your career, or you don’t feel like you’re in control of a specific project you’re working on. Here are eight more bad dreams people have about work, and what they might mean.
#1.) Showing Up to Work Naked. In this one, the person dreaming is usually freaked out about it, but no one else in the dream seems to notice. –According to the author of a book called “The Top 100 Dreams”, it means you’re feeling vulnerable around your co-workers, or you’re overly worried about what they think of you.
#2.) Showing Up Late or Missing a Deadline. According to one expert, it means you’re not very happy in your job, and you feel like you’re missing out on something better.
#3.) Sleeping with a Coworker. This isn’t necessarily a BAD dream, but it usually involves someone you’re not actually ATTRACTED to. So you wake up confused about what it means. –Supposedly, it can mean they have a certain skill you secretly wish you had. Or, it can just mean you subconsciously know you have to “unite” with them on an upcoming project. –If it’s your BOSS, then it could represent, quote, “a subconscious recognition that you have a big idea, and you’re trying to give yourself the power to act on it.”
#4.) Being Chased at the Office. In this one, you usually can’t see the face of the person who’s chasing you. And it can mean there’s something you’re hoping for in your career . . . like a promotion . . . but you think it might be in jeopardy.
#5.) Dreaming That You’re Not Prepared for Something. If it’s a RECURRING dream, it might mean you’re lacking confidence in general. But if it’s a one-time thing, it probably just means you’re nervous about an assignment.
#6.) Getting Stuck in the Elevator. This one usually involves the elevator stalling, moving sideways, or dropping. According to one expert, it means you’re afraid that your career isn’t advancing the way you want it to.
#7.) You Can’t Find the Bathroom. Any dream that involves a bathroom supposedly represents your “fundamental needs” in life. So if it’s the bathroom at your office, it means your needs aren’t being met at work.
#8.) Your Equipment Isn’t Working. Meaning something like your computer or your work phone. This one’s pretty simple: It just means you feel like something in your LIFE isn’t working. –And if it’s specifically your PHONE, it could represent a lack of communication with someone.