I talk out loud when I daydream (and I don't realize I'm doing it. . .)

Hey guys!

I'm so glad to have found this community. I hadn't heard about MD until recently when I looked up how to stop talking aloud when daydreaming. I've been a daydreamer since as long as I could remember and things like swinging, music, rocking, would trigger my daydreams. It was never bothersome and never interfered with anything I needed to get done but, occasionally, I do speak out loud, move my mouth, or gesture and, more often than not, I have no idea that I'm doing it. I was recently embarrassed at work (I work in a classroom with middle schoolers) and I went deep in thought and "came to" when I saw some kids looking at me wide-eyed and laughing. It made me realize that I either spoke out loud or did something out of the ordinary and I need to figure out how to recognize and control this. 

The speaking out loud has happened sporadically in my life. The first time it came to my attention was when I was 12 or 13 and I was in a bathroom while my cousin waited outside for me. Next thing I know she's saying outside the door "stop talking to yourself!" I really had no clue I was doing it. There have also been times someone would ask me "what did you say?" and I would reply "nothing" but I must have been "daydream speaking" and didn't know it. . .

This past incident in front of the kids was so embarrassing to me that I wanted to reach out and see if anyone else experiences this and what are some techniques that help you not do this in public. I love daydreaming but I'd like to know I can do it without embarrassing myself. :)

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Talk out? I'd be so glad if I did just that. I actually 'act out' my fantasies. So if someone watches me, they'd think I'm a scitzo. I know I'm not, but what would you think if you saw someone punching thin air or kissing a bare wall? Looks like I'm worse than the rest of you. And it's getting worse. I really don't know what to do.

Does anyone else do this?

Hi everyone.  I'm new.  First post and all that.  This was one of the signs I had that maybe my daydreaming was odd.  I used to think everyone had daydreams like this...but then I *never* catch anyone else talking or gesturing or acting out their DD like I do.  I do a good job of hiding it because I also have a habit of talking to myself / inanimate objects and can frequently use that as a cover.  But this element is one of the scariest for me.  I often wonder how many times I've been seen/heard and the person hasn't said anything, they just think....what would they think?  I can't imagine.

Aranza. . .that's what I worry about, too!! I wonder if I've done this in front of people who chose not to say anything and what they might be thinking. . .

And, like I've said before, the scariest part for me is that, when I do it, I have *no idea* that I'm doing it. I wish I could figure out how to control it. . .it's the only negative aspect of my DD. :/

The reason I joined this forum is because I probably have the single worst case of Daydreaming outburts. Ever! I'm glad I found this so I can find advice to control it :)

I do the same thing I catch my self doing it all the time but cant seem to stop it I dont know whats worse having some one point it out or not say anything and just think im crazy or something


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