I am 23 years old now. This has happened to me for quite some time... the oldest point I can recall is back in sixth grade, but I know it happened before then.
Every so often, not necessarily provoked by any action in the environment or anything that I'm doing, I go into this "mode". I have a horrible time describing it to other people. It almost feels like I'm experiencing the act of "being" all anew. I'm completely aware that this is happening, I know what's going on around, and I don't forget anything. It's as if I'm in ... I don't know... another dimension (lol). I'm just suddenly aware of what's going on around me. Really, really aware of everything. Aware of my body and how I move it. How everything feels. I can't snap myself out of this "mode" but if I wait a while (and stop thinking about it) I gradually go back into my normal state.
This happened very rarely before. And it still does happen really. I always called this "deja vu" because that's what my mother told me it was. The feeling and reasons behind it don't seem to mirror what other people describe as "deja vu," which leads me to believe it is something else.
Within the past couple of years, I've associated this feeling to the phrase "deja vu" so much that whenever someone says it, it is almost guaranteed that I snap into it. Being so controlled, I am now at the point where I can just sit and think about the feeling, and make myself go through it. I still have no idea (other than giving it time) how to snap out of it though.
It's not a real bother to my life. When it happens, it's quite a distraction to me. I start over-analyzing my movements and such.
All I really want to know, is what can I accurately call this... act? Is it truly "deja vu" or is there something else that I am suffering from?