One of my failed projects. I almost never even recall my dreams. Only time I lucid dreamed was when my carry-on luggage(with all my clothes) was forcibly checked at the gate and then lost by the airline. Had that "is this real life?" feeling for a couple days, so I had vivid dreams.
And managed to lucid dream by not opening my eyes after waking up from a dream(dont know how you purposely do this) and then rubbing my fingers slightly------which sped me up into my next dream. (Then I lost lucidity and now I dont even remember the rest of the dream)
Which is a legit technique.