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Unusual Daydreams

Postby jehoshabeath » Fri May 12, 2017 4:24 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm new to the forums, but have a question that I've wondered about for a long time.

Ever since I was about 11 or 12, I've had daydreams where I am injured. I don't focus on the injury or the people who are around, but I focus on the feelings of shock that my body would experience in that moment - being unable to speak, move, or breathe. I'm present, but not responsive to the circumstances around me. In my journal, I described the feeling as "air entering a second pair of lungs." In other words, it feels as if I can finally freely breathe.

Do any of you experience thoughts like these? Do you have any idea why these daydreams would be so appealing? I'm 33 now and still imagine scenes like these during stressful times. Here are some ideas that I've had, but I feel like none of them quite describe what I'm experiencing...

-It provides an outlet from the constant anxiety that I feel
-It allows me to focus on the strong emotions I feel inside and process them
-It makes me hold my breath longer than normal and breathe deeper/slower
-It is a sort of emotional boundary that puts distance between me and the demands of others (or makes me feel like it's ok to step away and rest)

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