Post by harshdaydreamer on Nov 23, 2020 13:49:45 GMT
First of all, thank god, Im not the only one :D
I have been daydreaming since I was a kid, I believe most normal kids do it but for me(and us all) the habit kinda stuck around for good or bad.
To give you the context, I was very lonely as a child, my father was mostly away and mum was kinda aloof/indifferent(I've forgiven her.)
Naturally, I created my own fantasy world, my toys became my friend, I would day dream voraciously for hours.
As a teen, only the content of my dreams changed, hours were pretty much the same, 2-3 hours in one episode. I was also a bit of anti-social and loved histroy/discovery, so it was either my dreams or these documentaries. Another thing I just observed, I had this habit of playing with a ball when I'd be daydream, sounds funny and silly .
Anyways, its gotten really bad, I am working as a researcher, my grades in school never really suffered but my mental health is not good at all.
Anytime, I experience something not to my liking, I recreate the scenario in my mind with the end of my liking, worst part, fantasing is not limited to one or two aspects of my life, it extends from smallest to most important. career aspirations, sexual fantasy, going back to school's talent show and winning it, dreaming bad about people I envy and what not!! I have started to dread it, I cant get peace:(
Heyy.. i am currently a medical student and I believe we are on the same boat here.. grades have fallen drastically and I can’t stop daydreaming about anything and everything.. sometimes I am out with friends and i feel the itch to go home and dream about the outing rather than living it
I can relate to you so much. It really affects my studies as well to the point that i do pretty much both study and mding simultaneously, my mind fluctuates between both of them really fast. This is fine for subjects that don't require me to concentrate for long spans of time. Whatever I try to memorise goes to my short term memory. I wasn't like this always. Earlier even though md sessions could be intense there was separation between md time and non md time and now it's all merged together and that makes quality study rare to happen.
Hello! When I was in university I had the exact same problem. I could spend hours studying but the urge to day dream was so big I wouldn't remember anything. My grades dropped a lot and led me to anxiety and depression up to suicidal thoughts, which led to more daydreaming to escape from all that.