Daydreaming When Davening
What do I do about this? I am a shul-going observant Jew. I scrupulously daven three times a day, with a minyan whenever I can. The problem is, what I am really doing is reciting the prayers on autopilot, daydreaming most of the time when I am davening and not even remembering most of the recitation I just did after the fact. I daydream about almost everything mundane that I know about in this world, including my work, my hobbies, people I know, experiences I had, etc. This isn’t what I set out to do. But I really can’t prevent myself from daydreaming, no matter how hard I try.