Daydreaming is when people detach attention and consciousness from the tasks at hand, allowing their thoughts to flow freely. It is a common phenomenon in everyday life of many people. During daydreaming, the person stares unfocused at a point or may also have rapid eye movements. Frequent, intrusive daydreams can disrupt efficient working.

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Please suggest a way to stop excessive daydreaming.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am daydreaming a lot. It seems to be an addiction. I do not know whether it is a problem or not. I am fantasizing about everything. I searched online about my problem and I cannot find any solution. I am trying to find my triggers but I am daydreaming everywhere. D...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes, we use daydreaming as an escape from reality. When we want to avoid the pain and hardship of the real world, our mind starts to get engaged in daydreaming. But it does not remain as a solution for our problems. In you, it has become a problem. I need some...  Read Full »

How to manage fantasizing leading to poor concentration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old, and I am kind of facing the issue of fantasy in my head and mind deconcentration. Whenever I am busy or in social gathering most of the time I am fine. But when I am alone, walking alone and traveling alone, my mind goes into the fantasy. I kind of see this thing be...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you are suffering from excessive imagination or daydreaming, which is common in every individual. But some people do it more which becomes a kind of habit. Sometimes, we also use this kind of defense and imagination in order to avoid day-to-day stress. It becomes a...  Read Full »

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