I've never attempted to Lucid Dream before, I've always over looked it in favor of trying to Astral Project. Since all my attempts of Astral Projecting have always met with failure, I decided to give it a shot. I found a nice instructional article on Chaos Matrix and I'm going to give it a shot.
I've started to 'reality check' every time I remember to, so about 10-15 times a day (I've started yesterday!). I've been poking my right index finger into the palm of my left hand and asking if I'm dreaming. So far I'm not! I hope someday I'll do it and the answer will be yes and that I have become conscience that I am in a dream and so would have finally become lucid.
Another thing that I should be doing, but I didn't this morning, is keep a dream journal. I'm so horrible at remembering my dreams but I should start. I don't want to forget all about being lucid when I finally become so. My morning schedule is so tight to begin with so I'm still trying to figure out when I can fit it in, maybe if I kept a notebook by the back door; the squeak of the screen door usually jars me to full awakeness.