One of the most common and easiest ways to induce Lucid Dreaming is through what is called reality checks.
You use reality checks so you can do a “check” to see if you are in a dream world or the real world.
By doing it consistently during the day, you train your brain to do it even while you’re sleeping. So when you do it while dreaming, you realize you’re in a dream. Then, your normal dream has just been upgraded to a lucid dream!
What is a reality check?
A reality check is when you “check” something in your environment that normally can’t be replicated in a dream. For instance, you can’t see details in your hand in a dream or do simple math.
Math – can you do a simple math problem? Really push for an answer.
Hands – can you see your fingerprints?
Re-reading – If you read something and go back to read it again, does it change?
Time – Can you clearly read a clock?