Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Yes, I sometimes (okay quite often) find myself gesturing with my hands. I try to only get into those kind of day dreams when I am all alone. I sometimes get paranoid and have to check my surroundings, look out the window to make sure no one is going to come barging in on my dream. I also get stuck filling in little details like you were describing too. Like I was imagining a catered lunch and found myself worried over what the small local restraunt I'd dreamed up might have available for a catered lunch. Why would that even matter? No idea but it stops the whole dd when I get to that part. Maybe it helps the realism of the experience. They say it's all in the details. Hello Jason, nice to meet you.
When I really try to get into my character's skin, I find myself mirroring his facial expressions, following his eyes, and imitating small gestures. Like if he squints his eyes, moves a strand of hair behind his ear, or scratches his neck, I catch myself doing the same thing.
It'd be bad if someone ever saw me looking angry while I'm daydreaming. They'd probably think, "Wow, that girl has an attitude" or "She must be having a bad day." But nope. My imaginary characters are just getting in a fight, lol. Oh how weird that sounds. Well, I don't usually let my daydreams get that intense in public. =P When I'm alone, I don't really care how I'm looking at the ceiling. xD
I used to pace back and forth a lot there for a while .
Now i find myself rocking while sitting and i also use my hands and make faces :)