Dreaming of work and colleagues

If you’re feeling the stresses and strains of a nine-to-five job, probably the last thing you need after it’s time to turn out the lights at night is to feel those stresses in your dreams!

Whether it’s a demanding boss, a tight deadline, or even just a group of your colleagues sitting around at the coffee break, your dreams could hold some significance in their meaning.

Dreaming of colleagues in a senior position to you could indicate a desire to have what they have, whether it’s professional or personal; you could be seeing your own professional ambitions in them, or even ones that affect your domestic life. For example, if the person you dream of has recently got that promotion, the dream could be telling you that the job could one day be yours. On the other hand, say for example that a colleague has recently got married or engaged, you could be singling their relationship out as something that you wish to achieve instead with your own partner.

If you’re clashing with a colleague in real life over that big project, and this is something reflected in your dreams, perhaps it’s time to get to the heart of the matter? Your brain could simply be recycling thoughts and wishes that you carry over from your waking day.

You spend at least one-third of the working week in your office or other place of business – even more if you’re working towards a big deadline – so it’s only natural that such conditions remain with you for the rest of the day, and the night too. Don’t feel anxious about the meaning of your dreams about work – if your head is full of spreadsheets all day long, they can be difficult to let go even after you clock off for the day.

Above all, be careful who you talk about your workplace dreams with – you know how salacious office gossip can be!

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