To dream about counting suggests that you are living your life too rigidly.

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You are too disciplined in your waking hours and obsessive about things and people. Perhaps you need to relax a little as there is no need to be so regimented.

The dream could be a metaphor for ‘counting on’ or ‘being counted on’. It’s possible you are someone who others always count on for things- or perhaps you need to be.

Is there someone in your life whom you always count on? Perhaps they have let you down lately, they are no longer with you or you may need their support in something. If so, it’s time to get in touch.

Another thought process is accountability- perhaps you are covering your back in some situation in your waking hours or having to explain yourself to someone.

If you were counting down to something- perhaps they is a certain amount of time until something big happens in your life. An interview, a house move, a career change, the end of a relationship- whatever it is- is imminent.

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Do you feel like your time is running out to embrace certain opportunities? Or do you want to finish something? You may have had enough of whatever it is, and you just want it all to be over.

If you were counting up- perhaps you are worried about the danger cranking up or something increasing in intensity.

On the flipside, counting down suggests that the pressure is decreasing, and your stress is reducing.

If you were counting your children- you won’t have any issues in raising or controlling them- they will turn out to be good people.

To count lots of items is linked to feelings of being burdened with too many things. You have a lot of responsibility and perceived obligations. It might be time to ask for help and try and lesson your load or you may struggle to cope.

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