Have you ever gotten so lost in your thoughts that you lost touch with reality?
November 24, 2008 9:29 PM Subscribe
Have you ever been so bored with reality that you became lost in your own fantasies more than usual?
posted by pixelnark to health & fitness (13 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an artist and I have a creative mind. But lately I've become scared. Really frightened actually. I have increasingly become more lost in my own thoughts than normal. At work my mind wanders until I am no longer productive. In the car I slowly tune out NPR or whatever music is playing and start thinking of hypothetical situations, new ideas, what could be happening in my life other than what is happening here and now.
To give you perspective, I just graduated from college in May and I have a lot of free time. Despite the economy I have a job in my field but I am a lowly peon and my tasks are not challenging in the least bit. I've tried picking up some responsibilities that actually stimulate my brain, but I haven't had much success. I go to the gym and run it out for an hour. I picked up some freelance work and do that when I get home. But it isn't enough. I sit at my desk and start to dream. I will think about the conversation I forgot to have, the guy I really liked who I should have said something to, or the something-or-other I wish would happen but won't because it's all in my head. That conversation won't really happen because I am too busy at work. I won't see that guy I like because I only see him at some passing company party. That something-or-other is just not grounded in reality.
Has anybody ever had this problem of getting lost in your own thoughts? The reason why it has become such a problem is that I've become less connected with what is going on around me. I'm afraid I will lose it altogether and go crazy. Please help!