Hi, My name is Prakhar. Since childhood, I used to daydream about things. I really liked it but now it's severely affecting my life, work and I don't know what to do and how to deal with it. I am continuously daydreaming and try to escape to some fantasy land rather than dealing with my problems.
I hope you understand what I am trying to say. I thought Daydreaming was my happy place but now I understand it's addictive and realised that it's actually severely affecting my life.
What can I do to stop daydreaming? I am trying so hard to stop daydreaming. Please help me.
While you definitely want to learn to deal with your problems in real life instead of daydreaming to escape, it's not really reasonable to expect yourself to be able to stop daydreaming completely. Daydreaming is a natural and necessary function of the brain and pretty much everyone does it. What you need to do is create a balance between real life and daydreams so that you can still do what you want in real life.
Addressing the root cause of why your daydreaming is maladaptive will likely help the most in the long run. For a lot of us, it's an unhealthy coping mechanism for things like mental illnesses, low self-esteem, or loneliness. Learning to utilize healthy coping skills like exercise, journaling, or meditation would be very helpful.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.
Post by personininternet on Aug 26, 2020 15:57:02 GMT
also, a quote from sam (thanks)
"The first step is becoming aware of your daydreaming; your triggers, what you feel when you daydream, what the general themes of your daydreams are, and what you feel after you daydream.
Many of us use MD has a coping mechanism and over time, instead of only using it when we're feeling very overwhelmed (like non-MDers do), we begin to use it to escape whenever we feel much of any emotion, pleasant or unpleasant. Learning to sit with your emotions and the urge to daydream is very important, as is cultivating other, healthier coping skills that you can rely on instead of relying only on daydreaming."