Why You Struggle with Forgiving Yourself for Excessive Daydreaming

Why You Struggle with Forgiving Yourself for Excessive Daydreaming why you struggle with forgiving yourself for excessive daydreaming

Today I’ll be addressing the question of why it’s challenging to forgive yourself as an excessive daydreamer. I recently came across someone sharing their struggle with forgiving themselves for the mistakes they’ve made while dealing with excessive daydreaming. When you’re an excessive daydreamer, especially when transitioning back to the real world, you may find yourself making mistakes.

These mistakes can occur in various aspects of your life, like delaying assignments, making errors at work due to lack of focus, or encountering difficulties in relationships because you’re not fully present. Consequently, you may be exceptionally hard on yourself when these mistakes happen. You genuinely want to forgive yourself because you understand that you can’t entirely control this aspect of your life, but it remains a challenging task.

So, why is it so hard to forgive yourself in this situation?

The primary reason is the element of control. On one hand, you genuinely desire to forgive yourself for the mistakes, but on the other hand, you also want to stop or control the daydreaming, which seems uncontrollable. This creates a loop of wanting to stop something that leads to mistakes in your life, while simultaneously being unable to halt this very thing. Consequently, forgiveness becomes an intricate challenge because you may wonder how you can forgive yourself when you can’t seem to stop the daydreaming.

This cycle often results in the accumulation of anger and resentment within you. Your inability to forgive yourself stems from the fact that you believe the only way to do so is by gaining control over the daydreaming, which you perceive as elusive. To truly forgive yourself, it’s essential to work on processing the anger and resentment that has built up within you due to the uncontrollable nature of your daydreaming.

Forgiveness, in this context, involves releasing these pent-up emotions. Once you’ve addressed and processed these feelings, forgiveness will become a more natural and achievable step. It’s not just a conscious decision but a part of the healing process, allowing you to let go of the emotions associated with the challenges you’ve faced.

Note from the Author

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Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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