When trying to discern whether or not a lucid dream is intact, judgment is based on similarity to the departed physical environment. In lucid dreaming, physical attributes are simulations.
Hyper-concentrating on an object for too short a time while trying to determine whether the surroundings are in lucid dreaming or in the physical world.
Deliberately attempting to end lucid dreaming prematurely when the entire natural length of lucid dreaming should be taken advantage of.
Panic in case of paralysis instead of calm, relaxed action.
Refusal to practice lucid dreaming because of fear, though this problem is temporary and resolvable.
Opening the eyes at the initial stages of lucid dreaming, since this frequently leads to a foul.
Premature attempts to create vision in lucid dreaming, whereas separating from the body and deepening should occur.
Excessive haste while creating vision, as in the majority of cases vision appears naturally.
While concentrating on the hands to create vision, doing so at an excessive distance versus the recommended four to six inches.
Forgetting about the techniques for “maintaining” while in contact with living objects.
Forgetting to shut the eyes or defocus vision when translocating through walls or other solid objects.
Desiring to do something superhuman in lucid dreaming without the required internal desire and confidence.
Fear of experiencing pain in lucid dreaming instead of learning to control it.
Observing moral standards in lucid dreaming when they do not apply.
A tendency to immediately use lucid dreaming for something practical instead of first thoroughly exploring and interacting with the surroundings.