I have a really bad daydreaming problem, especially in school. I usally listen what the teacher says, day dream, do some work, daydream, teacher tells me to stop daydreaming, do some work, daydream, and finish my work in the 5 minutes that is left.Even at home I can just lay on the couch and stare out the window for hours.But it is really bad at school, I day dream atleast 30-40 minutes every class...
Why do you think you daydream? Are you not satisfied with something in your life?
If it is just basic daydreams, however, that just tend to wander off into a whole bunch of random, imaginative things, you should try and stop it before it becomes a big habit, like HelmsMan said. Try to distinguish the importance of schoolwork and your grades between the want and satisfaction of wandering off. Good luck :smile:
We do what we do in life because the world tells us it's right. But what's there to tell the world whether or not what -it's- doing is right?
I've always had huge daydreaming issues as well n.n
For me, it was a creativity thing. I was thinking of stories in my head and it helped a lot for me to write them out or draw them. It gave me an outlet and freed me up for other things. I'm not sure if that would help you, but it's an idea :smile:
And like the last two posters said, it's all about will power. Writing didn't help me to stop all together...it only aided me. Daydreaming in school is often about boredom, so you're going to need to grab a hold of your mind and bring it back down to earth. Once you get into the habit of only letting your mind wander at home or in your free time, it shouldn't be too hard to keep up
I don't dream about "bad" things about anything, just random stuff whatever I feel like at the time lol. But alot of the times it's also about sex, I don't know why.What are these 'bad' effects that can happen in the long run?
The biggest problem, I think, is that day dreaming becomes a substitute for action.
You said it best, IneligibleTo the OP:My one loose theory is that it may be a sort of attention deficit disorder; even if you were never diagnosed beforehand. I was labeled as having ADD when I was about 13 (before that time you were just stupid or lazy; gotta love the 80 and early 90's) and although I have it mostly under control (sans medication) it still creeps up every so often.A secondary loose theory is it may be mild depression; not so much that you're sad or suicidal etc, but that you're bored and in a bit of a rut with life/school.