Reality testing increases metacognition by training your mind to notice your own awareness. To enhance your metacognition, you can do reality tests while you’re awake. To try reality testing, follow these steps several times a day:
- Ask yourself, “Am I dreaming?”
- Check your environment to confirm whether you’re dreaming.
- Notice your own consciousness and how you’re engaging with your surroundings.
You can set an alarm every 2 to 3 hours to remind yourself to do a reality check.