I Live Inside My Head

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 393 People

    Let Me Out

    Let me start with, im only doing this because i want to remain anon and maybe sharing my story will finally let me out of this never-ending day-dream of mine. I've never shared my story with anyone, not my close friends, not my family. This is going to be a very long story...
    Easyabc Easyabc
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2013

    My Escape

    In reality I feel alone and I suffer in silence. I don't like to talk about what's bothering me. I don't like to let anyone in. This is the reason I live in my head. In my head I have no problems and I see myself exactly how I want to be. I get to live in a fantasy world, made up...
    jellybeamers jellybeamers
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2013

    I'm 16 And I Want Out.

    I never knew that so many people shared the same problem as me. I'm 16 and I now KNOW that I live in my head. I'm constantly thinking. CONSTANTLY. I never stop. I have been this way since I was little. I can never just let go. I just can't. I talk to myself a lot. I make up...
    SusieJett SusieJett
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2012

    My Own Little Worlds

    I spend the majority of every day in my head. Sometimes I map things which happen in the real world to be my little fantasy worlds. I always have a few of them at any given time. Some are completely fabricated, with my own characters and environment. Sometimes I use worlds and...
    Pandamine Pandamine
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2011
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    I Like It In Here.

    Yes, I too live inside my head. I love to read, watch movies, take walks, and just observe life from the safety of my own mind. I generally hate being around people, especially in social situations, because it forces me to live externally and to share some of the...
    bouncyinlowgravity bouncyinlowgravity
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2009

    I live in the world I've created inside my

    head. I don't like the life I'm living so I created one with all my fantasies and desires. I didn't think it was a real problem, until I caught myself daydreaming for hours at a time. Daydreaming was and still is my life. I want my fantasy world to be real, I'm in love with it...
    GabrielleAlyssa GabrielleAlyssa
    22-25, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    I try to make a great life inside my head,

    when I can't handle what's going on outside
    puggy64 puggy64
    16-17, F
    Feb 28, 2015

    I'm Happier In Here...i Think

    I literally live inside my head. I don't know whether I am a maladaptive daydreamer or constantly in depressive rumination, but I can't stop thinking. It seems to get in the way of living. I'm scared and hurt by the littlest of things, making me extremely neurotic and sensitive...
    yellowgirlforever yellowgirlforever
    18-21, F
    Aug 18, 2012

    I Don't Know Why

    and I hate it. In my mind I construct my future, my plans, my personality. In my mind, everything works out. In reality, nothing does. I stumble over my own words and generally fail to be who I wish to be.
    Nootropic Nootropic
    1 Response Aug 4, 2012

    Watching The World Through A Television Set

    Maybe I've just come to realize the 'condition' I have now, but from an early age, I've been so content observing the world around me. Whether it's nature, people bickering, or the shades of colors blending naturally with the environment. Later on around middle school, I started...
    branbran626 branbran626
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2012

    My Feelings.

    My feelings are not hard to hear or ignore. Its not easy to feel but I do all the time. Sometimes its hard and I dont want to feel anything not bad feelings anyway. But thats all I do all day long. Feeling sad and feeling empty.
    Victory3 Victory3
    Oct 10, 2012

    My mind is playing tricks on me!

    There is a slight chance I could be pregnant...but not likely! And my mind is tricking my body into reacting as if I am pregnant. I get sick in the morning, have cramps off and on, feel bloated all time, and now I'm getting nauseous at certain smells :/ What the ****?! Just a...
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    Apr 7, 2015

    It's been like this for almost a decade now.

    First, it were the fictional people, dialogues and scenes I used to create and get lost into: I walked through the halls, excited, making hand gestures, sometimes laughing out loud or crying with a spontaneity I can remember having only in very few real conversations. It was...
    mshalls mshalls
    Jul 23, 2014

    I won't love myself if I relapse,

    so how can I accept and realize that others will? I mean not many do as is... I don't mean to push it all away. It happens because I'm selfish and ******* stupid. I'm sorry. I know you'll never forgive me, but I can still say that I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    Apr 5, 2015

    I really do live in my head I think

    so much half the time I don't hear what people say to me unless I am interested in the conversation which is rare for me but my head is usually quiet unless I'm doubting myself then if rather be in reality.
    AriesNinja AriesNinja
    22-25, M
    Feb 24, 2014

    The Only Way Out Is In

    Reality sucks. The people in reality suck. The only good thing anywhere is in my own mind. There's nice people, who know just the right things to say to bring a smile to my face. But none of them are real. I spend so much time thinking, because there's no way for me to live in a...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 5, 2008

    I Live Inside My Head

    I'm sure I could be labeled as antisocial at least a little bit, well maybe a pinch more than a little bit. It's not that I don't like people, I truly do! It's just that I like to watch the world from the inside of my head. I can go to a party, stand with one or two friends, and...
    Neighborbob Neighborbob
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    I wish reality didn't distract me

    so much. If I could, I would live in my dreams. Life would be so much more interesting.
    dinorap1 dinorap1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014
    wicked1amber wicked1amber
    70+, M
    Feb 24, 2014

    Trapped In My Mind

    I've been living in my mind for as long as I can remember, it was the only way i could go on. When things got tough, I'd just disappear. I have multiple realities in my mind, each with its own story and characters, it comforts me. I've become reclusive now. I seldom leave home at...
    Here0 Here0
    1 Response Oct 10, 2012

    It's hard to even picture

    or imagine a world where I'm happy most of the time. I don't expect to be happy all the time, cuz let's face it no one is. I just don't know what life would be like if I was even happy just some of the time... Again, dying seems easier...
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    Jan 24, 2015

    I'm 42 years old and I've lived inside of my

    head my whole life. I'm not 100% introvert - MBTI pegs me at 60% Introvert which feels about right - but I do live in my head most of the time, even when I'm with people. It's served me well and also been a hinderence. Imagining multiple possibilities, as long as I stay...
    simplify3 simplify3
    36-40, M
    Jul 28, 2014

    Mental Breakdown

    i dont think anyone will get anything out of this its not going to be a story more of just me spazing out about my life i honestly think its counter productive for anyone to even waist there time with this for the chance my view may infect others i am 23 and male i live in...
    NaturalSpringWater NaturalSpringWater
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    Process Out-loud

    I get told this a lot. I process, then I process a little more, then I might speak, or I might decide it's not worth sharing, or I still don't have the right words, or I don't want to get into that discussion. I'm especially guilty of this when in an argument. I first have to...
    scorpioBaby scorpioBaby
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    Inside my head. My minds a mess right now.

    .. And Your miles away I am missing you terribly My pulse is pounding in my ears My head is beating in perfect rhythm To the sound I hear Do I wish you were here Yes and no Both at once I'm a ball of conflicting feelings And it's all twisted up inside. The need is overwhelming...
    oneoldstud oneoldstud
    70+, M
    Mar 28, 2014

    Withering Away

    I have completely started to wither away. I've always lived inside my head, but now its more intense. I always had a routine and something to keep me grounded in reality, but now I don't. I have my priorities mixed up. The worlds in my head has become more important to me than...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    I need to start speaking more

    and stop living inside my head
    sweetartventure sweetartventure
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015


    I'm one of those people who can easily live inside their heads at any given time. Sometimes I do it randomly, without thinking. My body goes into autopilot, which comes in handy if I'm walking. After a while I realize that I haven't actually been looking at whatever's around me...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2008

    Since I was about 9 I have created an infinite

    amount alternate realities within my mind. Some of them are totally realistic while some of them are rather grandiose. I'm constantly having these imaginary dialogues, relationships, & lives even when I am around others. Music fuels it. I often have to take laps around my halls...
    Dreambrother Dreambrother
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 25, 2014

    25 To Life

    My story is quite a long one, so I wouldn't blame you for pressing the back button now. Like all of you I too am trapped inside my head. I wasn't always like this, I used to be as awesome as a person as I thought I could be. My ruminations take me back to elementary school were I...
    Nightmare0 Nightmare0
    22-25, M
    Mar 24, 2013

    I often go into deep daydreams

    and just think if a world better than this. I bet everyone does that at least once no matter how good there life is
    QueenofNightmares QueenofNightmares
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014


    I'm so tired of facing reality. I've created a world inside my head and I'm always happy there. I'd rather stay there for the rest of my life than experience real things and hurt and being lied to.
    KeepQuietNow KeepQuietNow
    May 21, 2013
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

    I escape into my mind

    and contemplate if there were alternate realities that I live inane vividly act them out in my mind . My imagination is very active and I feel that makes me a child , but it's amazing what the world could be like if we had a choice .
    deleted deleted
    Apr 9, 2015

    A Survival Mechanism And An Emotional Handicap

    At a young age, I learned to live inside my head. My own emotions and thoughts had to be kept within. To survive my environment, I learned to read others to know how to think and feel. Then I would act according to those readings. I learned to hide my emotions well. Though...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jul 5, 2012

    I've learned so much.

    Contemplated, debated, and asked myself so many things. It has taught me a lot about how people see others, and keeping an open mind. How the world could be better. Cooperative. Happy. And full of love. But it can't be. Stupid mistakes.
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety
    18-21, F
    Sep 13, 2014

    I hate my racing thoughts.

    I just want to make them stop. It feels as if once they start...they will never end. Dying seems easier sometimes.
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Have Always Been Different

    If you had been criticized a lot as a child- I think you learn to defend yourself in your head. It is one danger that you have for your children if you are a overly critical parent.
    1Babe 1Babe
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Aug 30, 2009

    Once again my thoughts are clouding my way of

    thinking clearly. I can't work when I'm like this. I can't cook when I'm like this. I can't love whe I'm like this. I can't function when I'm like this. Just make it stop!! Please!
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2015


    I live inside my head just like a lot of people. Fantasy or imagination is always better than reality because you can make anything that you want happen. It's great; I love it. When I'm having a bad day I just think of a story in my head of a happier time and it makes me feel...
    jellybeamers jellybeamers
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2013

    It Has To Stop

    I do live inside of my head. Way too much. I'm sick of not being able to enjoy reality, life, and the moment because I'm too deeply trapped inside of my own thoughts. Thinking too much and then stepping outside of my head triggers panic attacks, and I'm sick of those, too...
    idsjester idsjester
    1 Response Oct 19, 2010

    Theres Possibly Something Wrong With Me

    i guess you can say i'm not "normal". i use that term loosely because i don't know who i am. i'm 19 years old. 20 in september. no income. no high school education. i took my GED test in june and passed every single subject except math, which is my worst subject. my...
    kbox kbox
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 3, 2009
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