Where wild minds come to rest
Music is my very favourite thing. It acts as a tool to help me evoke the mood of a specific 'scene' inside my brain. I even learned to make myself cry on cue. I think I'm a very dramatic person. In my family this is made to seem like a bad thing and they've stopped taking me seriously now because they say I'm 'too dramatic.' They laugh at me and joke about me being a 'flake' and treat me like I'm not important. In my daydreams I'm important. People actually care what I think. Often when I'm…Continue
Added by Jixie Dye on January 13, 2018 at 8:25pm — No Comments
It lists a lot of links including to this…Continue
Added by Swaroop on January 12, 2018 at 5:46am — No Comments
This is where I am... I really don't want to face reality anymore... I have a mental health assessment (I'm from the UK) on the 17th... So I'm going to admit the enormity of my MDD then. Does anyone else feel they can't live without their characters?
Added by SamJ on January 9, 2018 at 5:09am — No Comments
I keep rewriting this entry because DDing about writing this is so much easier and exciting than actually doing it. Actually doing it involves gathering my thoughts, analyzing and acknowledging my feelings, all the while trying to choose the right words to convey it all. Fuck it.
I feel anxious. I'm afraid I'm not going to sleep tonight and I haven't been able to daydream it all away today which adds to my sleep anxiety. I'm trying not to freak out but I feel it in my chest and it…Continue
Added by Whitney on January 6, 2018 at 1:22am — No Comments
I am not sure I ever want to give up entirely because sometimes it's entertaining and comforting.
But does anyone have tips that have worked for them to stop or lower daydreaming? I have tried to cut out triggers like for example I listen to music much, much less now.
Any and all comments would be appreciated thanks guys xx
I haven't been active on this site since May, and me and my maladaptive daydreaming has changed a lot since then. I hope I can be more active on this site (Hey , new years resolution?) And talk about my expirences from the past few months.
Sorry this was so short and meaningless lol
I was born with a sight impairment as well as having Autism and ADHD. My whole life I've been told what I can and can't do. I've seen badass heroines on television and longed to be like them, but as my mother puts it in reality I 'couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag' In my dreams I can be anything I want to be. In my dreams I am a goddess who can fight anyone she wants to and isn't afraid. In my dreams I'm proud to be who I am and I can punch the nose of anyone who tells me I can't…Continue
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well.
I never thought I will get to the point that I am really fed up with holding on to things. I love daydreaming because its comforting but at this point I am sick of it. I have held onto people and things that no longer serve me. I have dwelt so much in the past that I cant focus on my future. I have no idea if the career path I am following is actually the path I want to be in. I have no idea why I have so much hate against people…Continue
First, sorry for all the blog posts. I've been visiting family all this week in a very cold and snowy climate and I've probably had far too much free time on my hands (with no privacy to daydream!) . During this sudden free time, I've been feeling reflective about my dreaming and wanting to document and share my thoughts.
My daydreaming has often involved scenes in which I am…Continue
I was in about fifth grade the first time that I realized that my daydreaming wasn't, "normal." It was the first time that I felt a deep sense of concern about the behavior and the first time that I wondered if there was something wrong with me.Continue
Added by Dreamer on December 26, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I was really excited as I am actually having a Christmas break this year which is rare working in retail.
I usually find this the most depressing time of the year, I love my family but to be stuck with them for 3 days straight is driving me crazy. I have no time to get inside my head and have felt really lonely and strange being completely present all day. But at night when I've tried to daydream I can't. My current daydream was started this time last year by a show I watched and has…Continue
Added by shiblu Khan on December 25, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Added by shiblu Khan on December 25, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Merry Christmas, folks. Here's hoping we'll all get something useful out of this whole rugged dream-in dream-out effort, and that the day will come soon.
Added by Camoran on December 25, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments
On December 21st, 2017, I didn't daydream. I wanted to see how long I could go after around four years of continuous dreaming in the day and night. It's been one day.
And I already feel scared.
I know that my MD is also a coping mechanism, but I think I've almost forgotten because it also felt like a way to express myself and to feel things that I had trouble feeling in the real world (instead of avoidance). Whenever I've tried stopping it before, I…Continue
I have disclosed my MDD to various doctors (GPs here in England) and a couple of clinical psychologists / psychiatrists, the support I've received is minimal. One of them told me to 'go and live a happy life'.... That's helpful. Arsehole. I just wondered what responses others have had when seeking medical support ? To be honest I think the people on here and on the Maladaptive Facebook page have provided clearer support.
Chris, aged 46 and mental... Getting slightly…Continue