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I Live Inside My Head

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 311 People

    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 18-21 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    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 26-30 Oct 10, 2012

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    Wonderland

    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 16-17 May 21, 2013

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    I Live Inside My Head...

    i live inside my head i just play my music all day and think about whats on my mind, sometimes i often get caught being in my had by my brother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Imagination

    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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    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...
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 18-21, F May 25

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    I Created A Parallyl Universe Inside My Head

    Im not very sociable so I created a totally different world where im still me but ive sorted all my flaws. And im the person who I want to be. If im alone I go inside my world again and I shut off the outside world. I do it alot, like if I want to ignore someone, or if Im feeling...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    How Do I Live Inside My Head?

    i want to live inside my head to be in my own world because i am a loner...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 7 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    wicked1amber wicked1amber 70+, M Feb 24

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Sep 13

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    And I Hate It So Much

    I have relationships in my head I have friendships in my head I rehearse what I'm going to say to people in my head...and then never say it I make up stories in my head and they never get out I live in my head...and I hate it :(    
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    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

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    In Here ..

    In Here (My mind) the world is beautiful: sometimes warm, sometimes cold, sometimes in between. In Here the world doesn't twist my insides out of my body, the world doesn't hurt me. In Here, the world is calm and there's no pressure to be anything but myself. In Here, the...
    BlueIncarnated BlueIncarnated 18-21, F Dec 19, 2009

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    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 21-25, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    Lucky

    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 2 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    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 16-17 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    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 16-17, F May 28, 2013

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    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

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    I Have Always Been Like This

    my mind wont let certain things go. i think about things reaching as far back as high school or even earlier. things i wish i would have done or tried because maybe i wouldnt be so lost and lonely right now. i overthink everything and always think of crazy outcomes of things i...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Apr 5, 2011

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Feb 24

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    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

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    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 18-21 2 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    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 18-21 Jul 23

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    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 18-21, M Feb 24

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    Sometimes, when I'm alone with my thoughts.

    I imagine little people up there in suits scrambling through file cabinets. Ive never considered myself to be the "typical" teenage icon portrayed on television. My mind has a bit more of an open minded thought process, unfortunately I don't really know much, and I'm sorta...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M Sep 17

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    So I'm onsite this week for work and staying at a hotel. Of course I get woke up at 2:30am by a drunk couple talking loudly in the hallway and slamming their door. Later I am...
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    Everyone thinks I'm such a happy person, but I'm not. I'm dying inside and falling apart. God please hear my call. I am afraid for me.
    jazzsinger1991 jazzsinger1991 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My Mind Is My Castle And sometimes I feel like it's the only place I'm safe in. My own head. And I am very comfortable in my own solitary mental castle. I am also very...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    This is what I sent her. I don't think I'm wrong. And it hurt me to my heart. I haven't stopped crying yet. She meant everything to me but now I don't know. I'm NOT apologizing...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Hello friends, It has been a long while since I have come onto this site. Last October, nearly a year ago now, my ex and I started the divorce process. We had separated, which...
    DancingFire DancingFire 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 8

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    I feel like this experience us turning me into an emotional Jekyll and Hide... In the morning, when domestic life goes on as it must, I feel inclined to be patient, more forgiving...
    ace4444 ace4444 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am going to tell how trying to keep my husband in a sexless marriage turned into a terror. When my husband came back from the military his father and other wanted me to assist in...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    We are not truly free. We live in a world full of restrictions and prohibitions. We pay to exist. How can one be truly happy living this way. Armed with this new found realisation...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I had one of the worst weeks last week. Their were just so many things happening and so much drama. I just broke down and started crying in the middle of school. I just felt like I...
    Wallflower5906 Wallflower5906 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    My parents just told me I better stop listening to this kind of music (muse, radiohead, etc) because it's to depressive "for my age", and because I am just writing lyrics like this...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 20

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    I feel like my true self is stuck in my head cause I'm to afraid to show it
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M Sep 15

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