I Zone Out A Lot

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    Every Five Minutes

    I am doing something and the next thing I know I am completely out of it.  It is very easy for me to forget what I am doing and think in something else or just go blank.  I am use to it but sometimes it is really annoying.
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2011

    Anywhere Any Time

    Work, school, visiting, at the park, shopping for food, cleaning, playing a game I have a chance to zone out at any given time and tend to at any given time too. I don't know why I do it but I do.
    nekajean nekajean
    22-25, F
    Sep 8, 2010

    I love that moment. when you are on a long car

    ride or listening to music or reading. and you completely zone out. you forget your troubles and everything around you. your focused on that one thing and one thing only. your content and everything seems peaceful
    BlessedNotStressed BlessedNotStressed
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    Concentrating Can Be A Challenge

    I was a daydreamer at school. Anything to escape. I still do it, but am better at catching myself doing it now. While someone's talking to me, I can usually maintain concentration, but when I'm in a group of people and the person isn't necessarily talking just to me, my mind...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2010


    i am always zoning out, i do not mean to but all of a sudden i am talking to someone next min they are starting at me like i have something on my face. i do that if i am doing anything else i really can not multitask. When i try to talk on the phone and listen to music in my mind...
    ConfusedGirl101xxx ConfusedGirl101xxx
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2012

    When I Am Tired Or Bored.

    During school which is most of the time.(Lol) When I zone out it's weird. I like fully zone out. It kind of scares me though. Like I will see things that happened in my past or things I want to happen in the future. I don't know...it's weird. Correction:I'm weird.
    PerfectionIsALie PerfectionIsALie
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Apr 7, 2011


    I am talking, reading oreven typing i just....
    Just2Me Just2Me
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2010

    When I listen to music I tend to zone out a lot

    and forget my problems even matter . Its like the best feeling in the world for me because I forget all about my worries and the pain of everyday life. Music just makes everything better for me.
    Chinochilla Chinochilla
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    What Else Are You Supposed To Do?

    I have a sort of a neutral zone around my head when I'm walking about. I choose to notice things when I want to, but I'm mostly paying a limited amount of attention to people around me.I hear interesting conversations on the bus, I sometimes go people-watching, but I can not...
    Dontlooknow Dontlooknow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    I Zone Out A Lot.

    i think i do zone out a lot,although i've never used that term before,if i've got too much stuff going round in my big empty mind it kind of shuts itself down to limit any damage that might take place! lol.i think its good to just drift off & have an empty mind sometimes.you...
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    Feb 28, 2010
    Apr 26, 2014

    I don't know why, or how it happens,

    but my mind just seems to wander every time someone tells me a long story. It's hard for me to listen, which is weird, because I always thought I'm a good listener. I am really trying my hardest to concentrate, but People get so easily offended by it and it makes me sad because...
    mixtapes mixtapes
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2016

    Sometimes I feel disconnected from reality,

    and that can be a strange feeling. I don't even know how to quite describe it.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    I'm always in my own world thinking about

    anything possible just to feel. I'm grateful for where I am at in my life, and everything I have. But, I'm starting to figure out the things I want to do with my life and that's all I'm picturing in my head. I think that if I hold onto all of those things that I want and think...
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    When I get overwhelmed

    or stressed or I'm just bored, I put my headphones in and close my eyes. Escape from all surrounding noises and distractions. Time to myself. To think about nothing.
    mstv1112 mstv1112
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2014
    Diggemzz Diggemzz
    31-35, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    I went to work just not feeling attentive

    and told my co-worker that I was going to mentally zone out during our lunch rush... I did. Don't really know what happened, but apparently people were talking to me and asking questions.
    kaps105 kaps105
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    I Don't Mean To, But I Feel Rude For It.

    I have no idea why I do. I feel like I have no control over it either. I randomly snap into a zoned out mode at times and I don't even know why. I have times where it seems to constantly occur and then other times I rarely zone out. I feel rude because it does happen sometimes...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 3, 2012

    Blah Blah Blah is all I hear

    when someone goes on and on and on.....
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2016


    Whenever I'm reading something, waiting for something, remembering something I zone out. It's a nice escape for a little while.
    LifelessSource LifelessSource
    18-21, F
    Sep 10, 2011

    "uncontrolable" Zoning/blocking Out

    it just happens, when im watching tv, at work, in the middle of conversations (mostly while the other person is talking). sometimes i have to have people repeat what they said.. more than once. and what do i think about, nothing. i just block out their voice, or forget what i was...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 20, 2010

    i'm starting to do it more.

    ... i just get lost in outer space.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 17, 2015

    So much that I don't remember a lot of stuff

    that happen in life. Things I should remember. It made me realize I'm not even present 50%-75% if the time.
    CookE114 CookE114
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    Not Zoning

    For me its not zoning out, its away of life as well as a vacation! I'll 'zone out' and literally have thought about days worth of things from every possible situation that could happen to every impossible situation that may never happen. That's just life.
    Zurea Zurea
    31-35, T
    Feb 11, 2013

    I randomly daydream about how past situations

    would've resulted in a different way, about fights, future conversations with people and sex scenes with someone I like. I mostly zone out when I'm riding in the car or people around me are talking. I even get annoyed if someone disturbs my train of thought. It calms my mood...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    I Can't Help It..

    I always just drift off into my own world... and without realizing a lot of the time. One moment I'll be listening to someone and the next moment I've missed half of what they said because I was daydreaming. I do it all the time... at college.. at home.. with friends whatever...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2010

    I love to zone out when I'm around a lot of

    people and when I get anxiety. Sometimes I just like to be alone even when I'm sound people so I just go into my head and think about crazy scenarios that'll never happen.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    I've Been Zoning Out Lately

    Just lately, the last couple of weeks this has been happening. I don't really know what it is. I have been zoning out. Usually at work, either talking to someone or not. Something happens and my mind floats away and I feel like it isn't real, feels like a dream, and that I am...
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2010

    I day dream frequently,

    usually during the day at random times. Usually I think about events or memories that are on my mind at the time. I always like to think (in my day dreams) that I'm someone who does something important, something probably childish to some people like being a girl's hero...or...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger
    26-30, M
    Jul 2, 2014

    This normally happens to me

    when I'm driving. I know this is pretty bad, but when I'm on a long stretch of road with no cars around I get so relaxed. I'm not relaxed enough to fall asleep or anything but like my body knows I'm in control of a vehicle and my mind knows to be aware or the general situation...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    i zone out easy, when i zone out i go to my

    happy place. i normally zone out during class, while i'm talking to friends, watching a movie, sometimes out of nowhere, but mostly when i'm trying to escape reality. i hate that people pull me back to reality, i love my happy place
    shawny97 shawny97
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    Twilight Zone

    - Sometimes I just forget what I'm doing, where I'm at, why I'm there. It's like nothing around me matters. My mind is off on its own little joy ride. My body is left behind, running on auto-pilot. It can happen anytime and anywhere. Sometimes I'll be in the car, driving on down...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2013
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