Where wild minds come to rest
Here is my first foray into fiction in many years. I've been scared to write about my characters because my world is so vast that it's impossible to pull out a few for a story line. I wrote 2.
In this story, I wanted to confront one of the biggest fears Maladaptive…Continue
I had my last final yesterday, so I'm officially in Spring Break. I'm going through severe anxiety because all the news reports say there's supposed to be a "twin earthquake" to the one in Japan over here, and there's no way my cats and I would survive. I can't imagine surviving and losing them. They're such good little souls. So sweet. In fact, Grendel's waking up & going to be howling for love in a second.
Aside from that, I find myself very listless. I'm not…Continue
I read about Wild Minds in the periodical "Scientific American Minds." I can't believe I'm no longer alone!
I have been a deep daydreamer for most of my life. Often I use daydreaming to remove myself from stressful situations. Does that mean I'm checking out? I don't know. But, thanks, everyone for being here.
Just joined March 13, 2011
When trying to be social with MD, it's easy to imagine a chess game you constantly lose at. If I say this, they'll think/say that. There's no point in saying this, it's too obvious/useless. To further the analogy, I have a horrible time beginning the game ; there's just too many damn possibilities, none of which lead to an obvious place. If I can make it past the awkward start, I have a pretty good time with less pieces on the board. Strategies become more…Continue
I just signed up now and wanted to hear your thoughts on my experience. I have experienced MD ever since I can remember. It was very bad especially during high school, as in I daydreamed practically all day and music was definitely a trigger!! I didn't know how to pay attention in classes and was disconnected with the outside world. My fantasy land consisted always of a boyfriend that I had who either existed and I made up his personality since I didn't know him…Continue
For my grammar class we had to write a few sentences about our role models and then rewrite them. Here is what I wrote. Lol. I kept cracking up because I was so bold. I'm highly impressed with myself for the moment.......not because my writing is genius as this is crap for my grammar class, but because I told the truth and flaunted it. Here's what I wrote. I wonder if my prof is thoroughly puzzled right now.
"Reflect upon the mentors or personalities…Continue
I had a weird experience in my cycling exercise class tonight. The instructor seemed to say something like "Let's not talk to ourselves" (?) The music was on pretty loud but I swear that's what she said. She then went on about focusing on our form and what we're doing. I was surprised and scared and I looked right at her, but she wasn't looking at me and neither was anyone in the class so that's good! But it made me very uncomfortable since that's a bad habit I'm REALLY embarrassed about.…Continue
The horrible woman tore my room apart one day, literally searching desperately for reasons to punish me. She found my journal that I had written in all summer and for half of this year. It has everything in it. She read it cover to cover. She even made notes in it. There were things about drugs, alcohol, sex, emotions, feelings, private thoughts that only I could know. And there was a lot about daydreaming in there. So I guess she found what she was looking for.
When I got home from…Continue
So I saw my therapist today and I got up the courage to mention this to her. She had heard of it before! I explained what I found online, and how I knew doctors didn't trust patients who researched their own stuff online, but she said this made a lot of sense. She said she's worked with other people who do this, and that it's quite common, especially in very smart people who get bored very easily. She didn't think there was anything wrong with it, except the part where I don't feel like I'm…Continue
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I wasn't really sure what to say. To be honest, I don't want any advice really about how to fix my life or my MD.........unless anyone has any advice for how to get published, which case I'm still interested. I try to live completely openly and honestly. Either change it or learn to love it.........and there's a lot of me that I have to make that decision with. I'm not good at changing stuff, and I'm not really ready to love some of it,…Continue
Mundane society has condemned dreamers since the beginning of time.
When I was a kid I lived completely in my own head, and was terrified of the real world. Since then I've been through a lot of school and a lot of life and I've pretty much achieved all of my mundane goals. I'm healthy, in good shape, I'm a physician and academic but I only work part-time so I also travel several months a year.
I'm not so sure all of this 'success' is all that important. Now…Continue
I am brand new to this site. Thanks so much for all of this information. It helps to know that I'm not alone.
I'm very embarrassed about this condition. I've been telling myself that daydreaming wasn't damaging to me but now I realize that the clumsy accidents I've had recently were caused by daydreaming. One thing I realized this weekend (when really trying to overcome this on my own by paying close attention to my thoughts) is that I find it relatively easy to…Continue
Added by Lori on February 28, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments
Hi, I'm new to the forum! This is the only forum I've ever seen that is centered around MD. (Out of curiosity, are there any other forums?)
I guess some background info is needed. I've been daydreaming since the fourth grade. I guess before that age, I just played make believe games.
It was really bad from about the fifth grade all the way through high school. I was very emotionally numb and distant during those years. Daydreaming was my escape and…Continue
This post is about social anxiety rather than daydreaming, but some of you might be able to identify with it.
I have always suffered from mild social anxiety: shyness, insecurity, reluctance to start conversations, etc.. However, I am usually able to overcome this when I need to. If I really need to talk to someone about something, I can usually force myself to start the conversation, and once the conversation gets going, it isn't that bad.
However, in the past few years…Continue
I just wanna share this experience i had constantly with everyone in this site.... I often had a thought of stopping to do MDs in order to concentrate on the things i suppose to do for my future. But most of the time I had a voice inside my head telling me that I should do MD because it has a mysterious uncanny ability to give me the ability to become a better person, become smarter, become more creative.....
and after i did it nothing happens exept that i become more lost in…Continue
There is nothing real, except what you can experience. I base my reality off of experience. I use that direction to decide how to live my life. I want to live for reasons that are real. If that means living in my head for most of it, until I meet someone who comes into the clouds with me, then I will do that.
I use day dreaming to further myself by recognizing the dreams as they happen. This helps me recall what I day dreamed in a class last year, and because of it I…Continue