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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can I stop my daydreaming?

    Started when I was 17
    Got really bad at 25 about a couple months ago
    I do it from the time I wake up until I go to sleep.
    I am on anti-depressants.
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    I have been working in Eltham, Melbourne as a relationship and family counsellor for over twelve years. I draw on current theory and research about … View Profile

    I wonder what purpose daydreaming has served you? While a certain amount of daydreaming is normal and even helpful (it can stimulate creativity and fresh ways of thinking about problems) too much may be a strategy to cope with getting away from difficulties. For example, daydreaming can be an escape from feeling anxiety or other ovewhelming feelings - this is particularly likely to develop when we have not been able to work through major grief or trauma. You mention that you are on anti-depressants, but you may also need to consider counselling to develop a better connection to, understanding of and relationship to your emotions.
    You may also benefit from checking with your Dr about whether excessive daydreaming may be related to your medication.
    All the best!

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