Head in the clouds. I know that fits me quite well, it's almost like retreating into your head by default, where it is nice, warm and reality doesn't count.

I've come to recognize this problem more frequently now, and I'm trying to snap out of it. Absorbing my own surroundings, paying attention to details, even if they seem unimportant, becoming more alert to reality. Like sometimes I force myself to stop and think: Where am I now? What's actually happening in reality, right now? And it has yielded good results, at least until I unknowingly retreat into the hazy clouds, then after a few minutes I'll force myself to refocus and snap out of it. This has even happened multiple times right now, as I'm writing this.

I always just thought I was a klutz, leaving jumpers and other important belongings in the playground when I was little, my wallet on the counter of every second shop I visited, driving erratically, failing at cooking, not reacting to situations, not seeing things that are right in front of my nose.

Surprisingly enough, what made me realize this was Call of Duty. Playing online shooters where you have to have reflexes, alertness and coordination in order to be successful. Who would have though that video games could teach you how to better yourself :alt-tongue:.

Have any of you Nines gone through this? Anyone have any advice on being more aware and focused?