hey everyone. This video was interesting. Try to listen to them every morning with one story. I felt it beneficial. Hope it will help you in someway. I know that to stop daydreaming is very difficult. But try to reduce the duration slowly. It takes a lot of time and frustration but give your best. Though I haven't succeeded in it yet. I started being alert and the video link which I have mentioned above makes you realise that you cant let your emotions control you. So try your best and don't be hard on yourself.
Its ok if you daydream, forgive yourself. Its just like meditation. When you are doing meditation, some thoughts will come by and then you will get distracted away and then again you bring back your focus to meditate. That's how everything works. You daydream and then you realise you are daydreaming and again bring back your focus to the work you were doing or make yourself busy by picking up a hobby. I know this will be difficult and its not as easy as it feels but trust be I am half way there in reducing my daydreams.
You don't let your mind to control you.Remember everyone daydreams for a few minutes. What makes us different is that we just do it for a longer duration.So reduce it and trust me,you should have a lot of patience for it. Do good things and reward yourself. It makes you happy and your mind will intend to stay in the present moment.
Don't listen to a lot of music ( cause I found that I used to daydream a lot when the music was playing). Instead listen to podcasts or some motivational videos. For students, I would recommend to use study with me live or recorded sessions which are very good. You will find them in youtube. Explore yourself everyday. Each day is your second chance. Don't waste it. Spend time with your family and friends. Be away from people who have negative vibes on you and make you feel low about yourself.
You can read self development books and if you ask me ... Right now I am reading " Think like a monk" by Jay Shetty ( I think you might have heard about it). Its a really good one and it is for everyone ( for all ages)
Well I didn't introduce myself. My name is Lisal and I am a first year medical student. ( Sorry if there are any grammer mistakes in this post)
Thank you for your suggestions! I feel more motivated to control my daydreams now. It’s a really long and hard journey for us, but we can make it! Thanks again and I hope for a better future for everyone!
Daydreaming is not the problem. Maladaptive daydreaming is the problem. So everybody don't have this addiction. Most people can form an image in their mind if they don't have aphantasia. But if you can't control it and lose yourself in daydreams, you are addicted to it.