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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    Whoa, no I've never spaced out to that degree on a regular basis. How long and how frequently has this been happening?
    I'd say it's gotten worse with age and it typically happens on school days...
    I have daydreams I get deeply involved in, too...but they are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    I wish I could add something useful but I have never experienced the like. The type of "spacing out" I typically do is when I am driving and thinking, and then suddenly I am at my destination. I echo @Lady X in that you may want to make sure it's not a sleep disorder, or a dissociative thing.

    Also, do you eat anything in the morning? Possible that a little chemical metabolism jumpstart might help.
    Very little...
    I take a long time on school mornings to get ready...
    If I do eat, it is something very small and quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Qwan View Post
    .. it really only happens a certain time of day and I can never remember what happened while I was gone. The only thing that I've heard people mention besides me sitting there is that I play in my hair.
    Thanks for the extra detail. Since you don't remember what happens and these episodes seem distinct from your daydreaming times, I'll reiterate you should first talk to your Mom and/or Dad about your symptoms then go to the Dr. and tell him or her everything that you have told us here.

    It may be nothing, and I'm just being "mom-ish" on you, but getting it checked out is the best option because then you'll know that all is well or what exactly you are facing.

    They will likely want to do an EEG like @JAVO mentioned above (to look for/rule out epilepsy.) The EEG is a non-invasive test that involves wearing some special electrodes on your scalp for a bit while they record your brain activity.

    Let us know when you make that appointment. In the meantime, make sure to get proper rest and sleep and eat well, taking good care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Thanks for the extra detail. Since you don't remember what happens and these episodes seem distinct from your daydreaming times, I'll reiterate you should first talk to your Mom and/or Dad about your symptoms then go to the Dr. and tell him or her everything that you have told us here.

    It may be nothing, and I'm just being "mom-ish" on you here, but getting it checked out is the best option because then you'll know that all is well or what exactly you are facing.

    They will likely want to do an EEG like @JAVO mentioned above (to look for/rule out epilepsy.) The EEG is a non-invasive test that involves wearing some special electrodes on your scalp for a bit while they record your brain activity.

    Let us know when you make that appointment. In the meantime, make sure to get proper rest and sleep and eat well, taking good care of you.
    Alright... I think I had one of those a long time ago when I was in about second grade. My mom was worried because I said strange "Off the wall" things and was bombarding her with "what-if" scenarios. I don't remember the exact results, but I remember a black lady coming back and asking if I had racing thoughts after the test was over...

    Of, course, I told her yes...
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    Yes, this happens to me. You can avoid it happening by taking the time to observe things in your outer surroundings. For instance, when I am about to space out I look at the guy in front of me and look at his shirt. I say to myself quietly, "He is wearing a blue shirt with red trim. The shirt also has a red, flamboyant collar as well". In other words, you notice the details of objects and people in your outer surroundings and observe the details of these objects.

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    ^^ that makes sense. Like I think I told you in private chat or somewhere in some thread. That when I used to have anxiety ( until I divorced him haha) but the thing that helped was to get out of my head and as a ne Dom you know that's not easy but same as the great one says I had to basically engage my se ( I guess that's what we're doing?) and look at things around me and try to block everything else out. Notice trees and the sound of the wind, the birds, squirrels, chipmunks... Watch the water etc. it's very hard to block out your mental chatter and it takes extreme focus but it seems to calm me down a whole lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    Yes, this happens to me. You can avoid it happening by taking the time to observe things in your outer surroundings. For instance, when I am about to space out I look at the guy in front of me and look at his shirt. I say to myself quietly, "He is wearing a blue shirt with red trim. The shirt also has a red, flamboyant collar as well". In other words, you notice the details of objects and people in your outer surroundings and observe the details of these objects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    Yes, this happens to me. You can avoid it happening by taking the time to observe things in your outer surroundings. For instance, when I am about to space out I look at the guy in front of me and look at his shirt. I say to myself quietly, "He is wearing a blue shirt with red trim. The shirt also has a red, flamboyant collar as well". In other words, you notice the details of objects and people in your outer surroundings and observe the details of these objects.
    So you also lose chunks of time, with no recollection that you were zoned out or daydreaming?
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    If you can rule out a medical condition, you are having an involuntary trance.

    This may mean you have a facility for trance.

    If this is so, you might think of having your facility trained.

    I went to a class run by a Sports' Psychologist at the University, and he taught us how to safely enter and leave a trance at will.

    So you may not have a problem, but an opportunity.

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    I used to space out a lot, and mornings are the worst for me being a night owl..

    Try purchasing Vitamin C powder. Drink it as a complete vitamin source after a meal with protein.

    Vitamin C's helped me to concentrate more, and I feel refreshed and re-energized.

    As a powerful antioxidant, I also assume that not only does it's effects on balancing your internal pH system by alkalizing a naturally higher acidic environment, Vitamin C also helps restore cellular functions where ADHD, depression/mood disorders, among other psychological and physical impairments may play a factor in zoning out.

    In capsule form, Vitamin C with bioflavinols make it a complete vitamin, too. Rose hips are a great source of vit. C. Brands like Solaray are exceptional!

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