Why You Should Minimize The Fictional Part Of Your Life

As I have to realize lately, it feels good and quite easy to escape from reality, and live in the fictional world you have created for yourself. In that fictional world, things are easy and they always go according to your plan. There are no disappointments and bad things never happen to you. It is just you living the good life and it can be a nice thing to do. On the days when things are bad, it is easy to escape to your world and pretend things aren’t as bad as they are. In fact, this post isn’t about why you should give up the fictional part of your life. It is about why you should minimize the time you spend in that world and just face reality.
I spent a very long time in my fictional world in my first year at university. The reality wasn’t my forte for most of that time. I had people that reminded me reality is much harder than the way I lived. They told me things aren’t always the way they seem to be. I didn’t listen because, in my world, everything is always the way they seem. Well, I can say right now that I am telling the story.

  • Spending too much time in your fictional world makes reality much more difficult to live in.

It was very difficult for me to adjust to reality after “my eyes finally opened”. The world I painted for myself and the way I lived in that world was very different compared to reality. In reality, I found out I am not as smart as I thought of myself and damn this was a shock. I am smart in reality, but I was the Beyoncé of my world.
Spending too much time in your fictional world is really going to make things more difficult when you finally move to reality. It will be like when Clara David finally got to be with her real parents in Mara & Clara. You will find out things aren’t as sweet as you think they are. And bad things will happen to you, not because you are bad, but because you are human. Good things will also happen to you. You will find out nothing is for free and people do not always get what they deserve.

“You will find out things aren’t as sweet as you think they are. And bad things will happen to you, not because you are bad, but because you are human. Good things will also happen to you. You will find out nothing is for free and people do not always get what they deserve”.

  • You won’t be able to get much done

Living in fictional worlds won’t let you get much work done. You plan to start a blog, but then you use half the time you are supposed to get work done on the blog to fantasize about how the blog will be. In your fictional world, you are already the biggest blogger the world has ever seen. While in reality, you haven’t done anything at all.
Spending a lot of time there won’t let you achieve anything. It will come as a rude shock to you when you finally come back home that you haven’t done anything at all. Living in a fictional world won’t let you do what you are supposed to do at the right time. They say procrastination is a thief of time, so is living in fictional worlds.

  • You should minimize the fictional part of your life because it leads to false expectations

Honestly, this is very important because it is not healthy to have false expectations. When you have false expectations, you will get disappointed and that can make you lose perspectives on things. Expecting unrealistic things that can be detrimental to your relationships (in reality) and to you.

How Do You Minimize Your Stay In Your Fictional World

  • Focus & Discipline

Having focus and discipline really helps because when you are focused, you are not likely to escape. Focus and discipline will keep the gates quite locked tightly and this will help you to minimize the way you visit the fictional part of your life.

  • Engage in what really matters to you

This really works and it did for me and it is still part of the discipline. Canceling the unnecessary part of what you find yourself doing and focusing on what really matters to you and what you really want to get done is also going to help you get through with this.
I hope I have been able to convince and not to confuse you that you really need to minimize your stay in the fictional part of your life. If you have any contributions, let us know in the comments section. Stay safe and well.
You matter.

photo credit: Oladimeji Odunsi from Unsplash

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