Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I ask my mind a question. I have discovered that simple questions help me greatly with controlling my focus and attention.
When daydreaming, my brain is full of questions and subsequently, my brain is busy searching other parts of my mind for the answer. This activity can be immersive and renders me unavailable to people near me. This drives my wife crazy.
So when I want to be in the moment I ask a question which requires me to observe the physical world: “What is my purpose in this moment?”
This works for me because this question deep connection to me. The words Purpose and Moment are meaningful concepts in my head. So I am focused on “what is this moment?” and “what should I be doing in it?”
I think since I am focused on what my purpose as a human is (father, husband, coworker, insert “role” here) and what is this moment calling me to do). Sometimes it’s simple: Go with the flow and have a good time with your sibling you don’t see that often. I can go on and on, but this is my current nutshell of what’s working for me presently.