Fantasizing involves the processing different thoughts in your mind. And most times, the thoughts are played out because you want it to. For instance, you could fantasize about being a popular influencer who will always be celebrated when they appear in public.
If you continue to fantasize, it plays out in your thoughts and if you work towards this, you might be able to achieve your dream. On the other hand, you might be ill-motivated to work towards this dream, and this can make you do things that are dangerous.
Fantasizing becomes chronic when it develops into an unhealthy thought pattern. During this phase, the thoughts do not leave your head. At the same time, it would be impossible for you to do anything productive because you are not properly motivated.
This is one of the reasons why people would do things they will regret in the long run. People make the mistake of fantasizing for hours instead of making actionable plans to achieve their goals.
When you fantasize, it is important to back it up with feasible short and long-term goals. The main problem is, people find it hard to set good goals and objectives for themselves. This is why they would prefer to fantasize and day-dream instead of proper planning.
Anyone can fantasize but the danger lies in drowning yourself in fantasies and making it a compulsive and obsessive behavior.
The worst part is, when fantasizing becomes chronic, it might be challenging for you to remain in touch with reality. You will prefer to dwell in your thoughts instead of reality.
If you are having problems keeping in touch with reality because you fantasize, it is important to seek help. You need to help yourself by learning how to turn your fantasies into workable steps that would help you achieve your goals.
If you don’t seek help, you will discover that it would be difficult for you to achieve growth in some aspects of your life because you’ve spent more time fantasizing.