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I often live in my fantasy world in my mind. Am I hallucinating?

I often live in my fantasy world in my mind. Am I hallucinating?

I don't think it is.: Just the fact that you call it a fantasy world indicates it isn't hallucinating. That doesn't mean though it's ok to spend so much time there. Is it escaping from something? Is it a threat of failing in the real world? Is there shyness, social phobia, low self esteem or a specific fear that keeps you isolated in a fantasy world? If you're not happy & functioning well then seek professional help. ...Read more

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I am very unhappy with my life that i create a fantasy life inside my head, is that weird, what to do?

I am very unhappy with my life that i create a fantasy life inside my head, is that weird, what to do?

Rather than spending: Your energy on fantasy (which is not weird) decide to have a quality life that has meaning and is fulfilling. Find out what your talents are. What makes your tick? What do you enjoy? What are ways that you can interact with others more? Instead of looking inside of yourself try looking outside of yourself for a change. Live ! ...Read more

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How to calm a racing mind?

How to calm a racing mind?

Mindfulness: Many people have busy and active minds that can be difficult to calm. Observing your mind in meditation can help. Over time and with consistent mindfulness practice, you can gain perspective on your thought processes and help your mind feel more at ease. In the beginning, use a breath awareness technique and get help from the guidance of an experienced teacher. ...Read more

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How to calm my racing mind?

How to calm my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get stress out of my mind?

How to get stress out of my mind?

Can't be done: Hans Selye, who popularized today's ideas about stress, distinguished good and bad (dis-) stress. If you're trapped in an impossible situation or have something you don't know how to deal with, get help escaping by whatever means you can. But the daily stress of living is basically a good thing -- it makes you work to be effective and fulfilled. ...Read more

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How do you calm down a racing mind?

How do you calm down a racing mind?

First listen to it..: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Anyone tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone  tips to stop my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to have a healthy body and mind?

How to have a healthy body and mind?

Healthy lifestyle: Healthy lifestyle is best way to achieve healthy body & mind. Make decision to get enough sleep & to exercise regularly. Make decision to eat healthy foods. And don't smoke or drink to excess. Make decision to rest your mind (meditate) & enjoy the present instead of focusing on uncontrollable future. Surround yourself w/friends. Love others & give of yourself to your community eg charity work. ...Read more

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How can I calm my racing mind at night?

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How can I calm my racing mind at night?

Insomnia: There are many attributing factors such as organic reasons, medications, worries re. Unfinished business during the day, worries about next day, alcohol, late night smacking, etc. Try the sleep hygeine and consult your pcp if insomnia persists. ...Read more

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Anyone quick tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone quick tips to stop my racing mind?

Meditation...: & deep breathing relaxation... Even if u can only do it for 3 minutes initially until u work ur way up to a 30 minute relaxation session within a few weeks! u're investing in urself & ur future by doing that, so don't feel rushed to master it immediately! if severe & very stressful mind racing, consult also w/ a psychiatrist/psychologist. Focus on enjoying the process; outcome will follow! ...Read more

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How does stress affect the mind and body?

How does stress affect the mind and body?

BRIEF ; GENERAL: Everything is connected to everything else. Chronic pain leads to depression. Depression sometimes connects somehow to heart disease, etc. A balanced life is best for mind and body, and actually examining the stressful thing often shows you how unreasonable it is to worry about it. ...Read more

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How people binds the body mind and the soul?

How people binds the body mind and the soul?

That's philosophy: In a special sense, it's related to health - but not to medical health. Wholistic doctors might have some advice for you. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other sporitual types may too. Namaste. ...Read more

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What is mind body connection? Nervous system?

What is mind body connection? Nervous system?

Mind-Body connection: Great question! mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body -- and the powerful ways emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health. The nervous system is only part of this, as there are many aspects that have not yet been discovered or measured. Treatments include relaxation, hypnosis, visual imagery, meditation, yoga, and biofeedback. ...Read more

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How can Down syndrome affect the body or mind?

How can Down syndrome affect the body or mind?

Many things : Very lengthy list to address in 400 characters. Here is some information: http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/What-Is-Down-Syndrome/ ...Read more

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What things must I keep in mind about safe sex?

What things must I keep in mind about safe sex?

Knowledge is power: Make sure you know the infection status of any partner you have. It is best to have this conversation before considering sexual activity. Always use condoms to protect against transmission of infections, even if using a hormonal contraceptive. ...Read more

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The best way to get pornography out of ur mind?

The best way to get pornography out of ur mind?

Find real love: You're male. You are wired for stimulation by what you see, while women may be more responsive to touch and the quality of a relationship. Porn presents idealized bodies and situations and is a dead end, and most men soon become bored. Seek out tasteful erotica rather than the vulgar stuff, and a quality relationship with a real partner when you feel you are ready. ...Read more

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Is there peace of mind from having living will?

Is there peace of mind from having living will?

LIVING WILL: There should be some peace of mind knowing you have decided yourself what you would have done in a terrible med state. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ready the mind for sleep?

What is the best way to ready the mind for sleep?

Through excellent: Sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more