If you’re spacing out often, be honest with yourself. (I’m calling that “spacing in.”)
If you need downtime, work it in; it’s crucial. At the very least, take a long walk; in the middle of it, sit down and let your mind go. Or just sit and stare at a wall with no radio or TV or visitors. If you take a vacation, be sure it’s not as exhausting as the other buzz you’re enduring.
But if it’s become acute and chronic, a counselor or therapist might help. You’ll learn that you must either
- change your situation,
- welcome it (truly accepting is not the same as resigning to it), or
- walk away.
In bad-fit circumstances, these are the only responses available.