I’ve been self employed for 8 years, but constantly dream of my old work.  I worked there for 10 years but in my dream,  each dream I seem to be feeling I’m going to get sacked, am constantly emptying my desk, which is never ending of my personal things! feel isolated by the workers there, that I shouldn’t be there and am not getting paid for the work I’ve done!  feel I’m just wasting my time being there and that I know I’ve my own company but felt happy in this old work! I left this job after taking my redundancy, but was happy there so unsure why I’m constantly dreaming about this work. I hope you can help with this.


When we dream about our work, we are often considering our feelings of self worth and how much we actually value ourselves. Your feeling of being sacked suggests that you are not valuing yourself enough in waking life and that you are judging the performance of your own business far too harshly. Emptying your desk indicates that you are perhaps letting your work life intrude into your personal life and that you are not paying enough attention to your own individual needs.

Dreaming that you are not being paid enough shows that you do not value your own skills and talents enough. Working for yourself can make you feel isolated and you may feel that the work you are doing is not really worthwhile because you do not have a group of fellow workers to give you feedback and support your efforts.

To move on from this dream, you need to place more value on your own skills and talents. The best way to do this is to practically value yourself more by increasing your prices. You should also ensure that you are making time for your own individual needs so that the demands of your work do not intrude so frequently into your personal life.