For several people, fantasizing is one of the ways they escape from their sad and unpleasant times to imaginary happy times. The idea of fantasizing isn’t bad but it becomes disadvantageous when the individual fantasizes regularly. There are downsides of fantasies but many people are not aware of it.
Since fantasies work fine as an escape mechanism, you need to be careful not to be caught deep in it. You should work towards redirecting your thoughts and concentrating more so that you can remain alert and focused.
The amazing part about fantasies is, they can be productive, depending on how you channel them to aid your productivity.
To prevent yourself from fantasizing, the first thing you need to do is to take note of your fantasies.
When you pen down your fantasies, it would be easy to know why you have them. In addition, it would be easy to redirect your fantasies and channel your thoughts and imaginations into vital and creative activities.
Next, you need to learn more about your triggers. You might be surprised to see that you fantasize when you are doing a particular activity or maybe when a certain music is playing.
When you notice that your mind is wandering off at this point, you can call yourself back and write down what is happening.
After observing this, you can change your routine to avoid fantasizing when you are doing those regular activities. By all means possible, try to switch up your activities so that you can add spice to your normal routine.
With your fantasies, you can discover what you really want in life. If you are smart about it, you will discover that fantasies are not outright unproductive. So, you can seize this opportunity and forge a path for yourself with your fantasies.
The common mistakes that people make is, they fantasize and they fail to take actionable steps that would translate their fantasies into realizable goals.