A technique I teach my hypnosis clients is to have a pen and paper by the bed. Every night write, in cursive, "I will remember my dreams" ten times. Then go straight to sleep. This MUST be done right before going to sleep. And it must be done in cursive.
What happens is when you write it out a large number of times, your brain takes it in as information. All information you take in to your mind is held in what is called the Critical Factor, or CF. The CF's job is to decide what information you need to keep and what information you don't need. Then, when you sleep it is either stored in the subconscious (information you need) or dumped out through dreams (information you do not need). By doing it right before you go to sleep, your CF does not have time to sort it, so it is automatically dropped into the subconscious. Once it is in your subconscious, it is assimilated into your world view. Anything that you implant into your subconscious mind becomes the reality that your subconscious mind creates for you. It must be possible, of course. So, once what you have written down is dumped into your mind, your mind starts to become your reality.
The cursive is important because writing in cursive is what called ideomotor function. This means that you think about writing a word, and the subconscious mind directs the hand to make the correct movements for writing. Since the words must be in the subconscious mind for it to write them, they must be placed directly into the subconscious mind, thereby bypassing the CF and becoming part of your reality.
If you look hard, I dropped several nuggets about working magic as well in all that. :)