I can't believe this forum actually exists. I honestly thought I was extremely crazy and was the only person who daydreamed excessively. It really started for me in high school and I've gone through periods of time when I don't do it- either because life got exciting/busy or I've intentionally tried to stop. But I always end up going back to it. I realize now there are triggers for me- crushes on celebrities, reading fiction, watching tv- I guess anything considered "entertainment" gets me into trouble. No one knows I do this. People just assume I'm spacey and not paying attention. I guess I'm a highly functioning daydreamer. I have two small children and a husband and a house that's pretty clean. The thing that bothers me the most is how annoyed and frustrated I get with real life (situations, my children, socializing) because they distract me from my daydreams. I also hate that moment you realize you don't look or dress like the you in all the fantasies.
Years ago I was in therapy for issues not related to daydreaming. I have a touch of OCD and the book my therapist recommended helped me so much. I need to get another copy of it because I really think it will help with the excessive dreams. It's called Peace of Body, Peace of Mind by Rosé Van Sickle. I wonder if anyone's heard of it?
Anyway you can't imagine how happy it makes me to know I am not the only one who gets completely consumed by her dream world. I may even be able to summon the courage to talk to my current therapist about it. Does anyone know if any medications help?