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What are your "ticks" while day dreaming?

I just wanted to know what everyone does when they day dream. For me I rock back and forth and I know for many others, they pace, make facial movements. I just wanna know some of the other types so I can learn more about this more. Also to find more body rockers as I've only ever met one person who does and they do not have MD.

I'm new here so I hope this is in the right area of the site, seems other things i've posted no one sees. Thanks for reading.

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My friend paces back and forth and swings like golfing
I also think that when he drinks it comes out in muttering under his breath almost like he is possessed.
He sometimes can't remember that he was muttering to himself and sometimes it's like he is growling.
I think intimacy is hard for him and he gets frustrated as a real life partner isn't perfect.
I discussed some of this with him at lunch.
He just looked at me without saying a word.
I think he still doesn't trust me

My former husband used to rock, for hours at a time while listening to the same song over and over in his head phones.  He eventually damaged one chair so much that the springs started to come out of the back.

I don’t have specific motions except sometimes run up and down the stairs when the daydream is very exciting.  Also I will physically cry the sad parts.  I moreo less react to the dream if  alone, otherwise I have learned not to with others around,

wow, I do the same thing as your former husband and i've had daydreams that make me cry as well. When I get very excited I'll act out whats happening with silently mouthing the words and moving my hand all while rocking with my headphones in! I can daydream without music easily like while at work. It's nice to hear someone else is rocker like me :) thanks for sharing that!

Martha McCulloch said:

My former husband used to rock, for hours at a time while listening to the same song over and over in his head phones.  He eventually damaged one chair so much that the springs started to come out of the back.

I don’t have specific motions except sometimes run up and down the stairs when the daydream is very exciting.  Also I will physically cry the sad parts.  I moreo less react to the dream if  alone, otherwise I have learned not to with others around,

Oh I'm sorry to hear that, I know when I first stared dating I had alot of issues as I'd build up this person in my day dreams, make them much more then they really were and of course those relationships never worked because of that. So your friend is not alone on that, in fact I couldn't make a relationship work until this past year because I always expected so much more.

Filly said:

My friend paces back and forth and swings like golfing
I also think that when he drinks it comes out in muttering under his breath almost like he is possessed.
He sometimes can't remember that he was muttering to himself and sometimes it's like he is growling.
I think intimacy is hard for him and he gets frustrated as a real life partner isn't perfect.
I discussed some of this with him at lunch.
He just looked at me without saying a word.
I think he still doesn't trust me

I will catch myself mouthing the conversations in my daydreams (occasionally out loud but for the most part silently) and making facial expressions.  Crying during sad scenarios is fairly common place. Given that all of these ‘ticks’ are noticeable ones that would garner unwanted attention, I try to reserve time for intense daydreaming in private. When I first began daydreaming at age 5, I would do so while walking around & around my mother’s dining room table for hours on end with music playing. I’d play the same song on repeat while I walked, which drove my mother mad. In an attempt to remedy the issue, she bought me headphones that forced me to sit on the floor next to the stereo. The halt in movement was uncomfortable at first but eventually I was able to adjust. 

The kinesthetic motion triggers some type of trance. I'm not sure why we're wired this way. Our "ticks" have probably become reinforced through habit, and each time we do it, we get a burst of dopamine. To stop the movements, we would probably need a counter reward. That is, you tell yourself that you will stop swaying for 10 minutes, and then if you follow through, you get something pleasurable. Supposedly this is how you 'overwrite' a bad habit with a good one. It can't simply be suppressed or done away with. It must be replaced.

A good friend of mine from this site is a rocker. She sways side to side for hours and has been doing this since she was young. I'm not sure if she still does this. She's about your age and busy with school, work, etc. I haven't asked her about it in a long while. Maybe if I contact her again, I will ask what she did to stop the swaying. 

Both of my sisters daydream.   I do not see them doing it now, but my younger sister used to go out and swing on the swing set for hours, my older sister would play music and run back-and-forth across the room. At each end of the room she will give a little jump.   My parents realized what we were all doing, looking back it makes me suspicious that both of them may have understood it better than we thought possibly they did it themselves. 

I walk, talk to myself and laugh, smile and cry. I can do 30,000 Steps and Since I’m wearing a FitBit, I pretend it is all exercise. 

If something is funny in my daydream, I laugh out loud. If something is sad, I cry real tears. Otherwise I might mouth words of things I'm saying in my head, and make small movements of actions I'm doing. For example, if I'm eating in my daydream, I probably look like I'm chewing.  In those cases, t's not like I'm playing charades and people might guess what I'm doing because the actions aren't as clear as what I would be doing in real life.

It took me a bunch, but now I can control myself to not do anything while daydreaming when I am with people. But when I am alone, I pace and mouth some words. I don't really need music to daydream, but I like to listen to some during it. Besides that I laugh a little in funny parts and I really cry in sad ones.

I do a lot of pacing around the house. Sometimes it's even for long times without me being aware of the time.
The very first one was a rocking horse starting when I was about 5 or 6. Then a few years later it became the swing outside my house and that stuck with me until I left for college (when I visit home I still use it). Now in an apartment my only option is pacing which is fine but not as good as the swing. I want to try to get the rocking back and forth thing to work because in NYC I never know if I’ll have enough space to pace.

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