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Hi! I have been MDDing for 3 years, and I am finally coming back into reality after being away for so long. Is it normal to feel disoriented/confused after daydreaming for so long? It's a weird feeling to describe. It's like finally accepting that my daydreams aren't my actual life and distancing myself from them. Does anyone have advice for how to handle the shock when you finally return to reality? Thanks for the help.

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The loss of time is sometimes difficult to accept. I don't know how absorbed you were in your daydreams. There is always a little shock when i come out of a particularly intense daydream, but i don't do it as often as i used to. In the past, i was extremely distressed about it. I think you have to be very compassionate with yourself, to not be so harsh or judgmental. It probably feels like you're waking up from a coma. You have no idea what you've missed or why you seem much older but without much to show for it. With some effort you can begin to reconnect with your real life instead of escaping from it. It'll happen. Give it time.

 

It definitely feels like I wasted those 3 years of my life. Usually for me daydreaming is something I will occasionally go to, but I have been very stressed and anxious recently so I have just been immersing myself in my daydreams. My daydreams are usually about the future, so it definitely feels like I missed out on a lot of what was right around me. The coma analogy is actually pretty relatable. Now I feel like I can barely daydream anymore because i'm like "what's the point?" I'm seeing a therapist, and I told her about being in shock. I think you are right about it taking some time to reorient myself in reality. Thanks so much. Your response was very helpful! 

Well I am in a same situation too,I really wanted to achieve n many things in my life but I don't know why I was so immersed in DD in past 4 years it's look like nothing left in my life I am also in a recovery process. You know realisation give me intense pain why the hell in this world i didn't work on myself, why I didn't improve my life ,why I didn't increase my knowledge which I like most,why I had followed my DD character and satisfy with it,not even pay attention to single side of my life.i know when you realise you break down and become anxious. But what I say it's up to you how to deal with this situation because it's only in our hand how to tackle our mind.one more thing you have to work very hard on it has very hard because it's not a easy task. Although it's easy to say love yourself etc etc it will not work. It only work when you are on your way of achieving your goal then you start loving your self.

Yes don't let it put you off. It can get depressing so find something in reality that you enjoy doing and get sucked into that, but most importantly, find people to be around and try to blend in. Use your imaginative skills to create a real life for yourself. You'll be fine.

You'll have to brave the cold. It'll be difficult and rewardless at first, but whenever you're close to falling back into the flood, remember why you're trying to get out in the first place.

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