My name is Reham.. i an currently a medical student and I couldn’t be any miserable..
Since i was a child i was kind of a loner and didn’t have many friends but i was always able to study well and perform in class. In high school i was studying 2 different curriculums and was and to ace them but since i made it to med school I really struggled. It first was simple daydreaming before going to bed just about my crush but then it go worse.. I started slipping during classes and before I realized it i was dreaming 10 hours a day about different things.. tv series, a book i have read, an outing with my friends and now I can’t stop.. I usually slip when I listen to music and i can’t do anything about it, my grades have fallen so hard I can’t get my self out of this mess
It seems like your daydreaming has increased in order to cope with the stress and difficulties of being a medical student. Try to be more conscious of your daydreaming by avoiding triggers like music and setting up time for it. Maybe you could start with every 45 minutes of doing work, you set aside 15 minutes to daydream with a timer on your phone. And you can adjust your timing as you start to understand what works best for you. I found this helpful for me when trying to get work done. The goal is to be able to manage and control your daydreaming, not to get rid of it completely.
Hey, I understand what you are going. At the moment I am also struggling with keeping the maladaptive daydreaming under control. It gets in the way of learning or focusing on lectures where full concentration is needed. Do you got a specific theme you go back to?