Set Your Intention: Decide that you want to have lucid dreams to plant this thought seed in your subconscious. You might even write down your wish on a slip of paper to tuck into your pillowcase, or simply state your intention out loud each night before going to sleep.
Pay Attention: Be aware of the images and thoughts that swirl in your head during that hazy state between wakefulness and sleep. You can then consciously set these images and thoughts in motion to trigger a deeper dream state.
Be Consistent: Try each night to have a lucid dream, and upon waking every morning, write down anything and everything you can remember from your dreams. Many people find that practicing consistently allows lucid dreaming to happen much more quickly.
Look at Your Dream Body: As you find yourself becoming more aware of the fact that you're dreaming, try to remember to take a look at your dream body—your hands or feet, your torso, or even your hair. Doing so triggers a more solid consciousness within the dream state, putting you more in control of your dreams. From this level of awareness, you can project your dream self anywhere you like, experience anything you'd like to experience, and find the answers to the questions that plague you.
Try it for a month and give it a shot. With lucid dreaming, you can be in the driver's seat of your dreams. Besides, who couldn't use a good nap?