I fantasize a lot about my future. I mean A LOT. Is it unhealthy?
I’m a college student. When I get bored and I’m by myself, I’ll start to fantasize about the future. I realize that is normal for someone my age, but I feel like I go about fantasizing in a different way.
For instance, I’ll think, Where am I going to live after I graduate? I’ll go on Craigslist and look at available apartments in different cities that look like they would be cool to live in. “Oh that looks like a cool neighborhood.” “Those roomates look like they would be cool to live with.” I’ll start looking up local businesses around that apartment, in that neighborhood. “Oh cool there’s a coffeeshop right next to it.” I’ll go to the coffeeshops website to see what kind of place it is.
Finally after a half hour of exploring the neighborhood, wikipedia-ing the city, looking at houses on craigslist, and looking at potential roomates, I’ll come back to earth and realize that I still have a year of college left and am getting a degree in a major that I don’t like (anthro) and probably will not get a job where I can afford to live in that particular city.
Then I pick a new city and start again. Boom, two hours of time on the internet doing that.
I guess my question is, is all of this as unhealthy as I think it is? I can’t stop…I get so bored late at night and can’t think of anything else.
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