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THERE IS A MOVIE ABOUT US!!

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February 5th, 2019

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New to the concept of MD

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I am a senior but i failed a class

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January 1st, 2018

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IM BACK

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November 26th, 2018

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becoming the daydream

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More in-depth outline: Pt. 2 (mostly genealogy)

So, as a continuation from my last post. This one will focus on my current daydream plot. There are 5 extended main families, which then branches off into seven-ish nuclear families. The D'ambrosio's, the Davaro's, the Popov's, the Anoub's, and the Abramovich's. I won't write about all of them here. The D'ambrosio's hail from Sicily and have a vineyard which has been in the family for centuries. The late patriarch, Giovanni, had connections to the mob, however, he also had connections to the…See More
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Kind-of in depth outline: Pt. 1

Hi, I'm a 17-year-old girl, and I've been daydreaming for as long as I can remember. My daydreams have changed throughout the years. I have side daydream plots featuring me depending on what's going on in my life usually revolving around whatever current situation I'm in, whereas my Main daydreams rarely to never feature me in them.The first daydream I can remember centred around this kid (12-14 yrs-old) named Josh who was super athletic and could swing from high-rises and who could talk to…See More
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I have to tell you this

You guys, I know you love to MDD. I have to tell you this. If you really want to begin a relationship with someone or even be successful at a career or talent. DO NOT daydream at all, And for a few good reasons. People can see what your doing and it doesn't leave a good impression. This might bomb your chances. If you've been excessively daydream for years, as if you live and breathe it. It's seriously going to numb your senses and maybe shrink your mind.After I stopped daydreaming, my jaw…See More
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THERE IS A MOVIE ABOUT US!!

I had no idea this was already so comon that acvurate movies were being made. Do you even know how bug this is?? Link bring you to a video on youtube https://youtu.be/Kj5XR32zs7E
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Long car journeys are the best for daydreaming

I’ve got a holiday planned for the end of April and it’s a roughly 3 hour car journey to get there. Honestly I’m really really looking forward to 3 hours of uninterrupted daydreaming just being able to stare out the window and listen to my music. I find it much easier to daydream in the car with music, I’m not sure why, probably because I can’t really focus on anything outside the window for long enough to really think about it and I get lost in music pretty easily... anyone else the same?
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Tips and strategies to control MDD

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MD leading to procrastination?

Tell your stories if wasting time by DD leads to procrastination and hence anxiety and hence depression... Also if not being able to reach your full potential..See More
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Daydreamers welcome

Most children daydream. Most children have imaginary friends they play out creative scenarios with. Their fantasy world is a simple, joyful distraction from their outer lives. Eventually their outer lives take root, and they grow out of it. Their playful fantasies become unnecessary as they develop more fulfilling relationships. Their fantasy dream world fades into the past as nothing but a wonderful childhood memory. Usually they forget it ever existed.
For some of us............it doesn't, and the consequences can be drastic.

For the past 30 years I've been living in an alternate reality that has completely taken over my life. Instead of fading into the past, it became my reality. The outside world faded & faded, and I've been fighting to reclaim it. Long past the point of being a joyful fantasy, it's become an addiction that I have unlimited access to. I have no self control. I can only distract myself out of it. I'm like an alcoholic with an unlimited supply of booze everywhere I go. When I do it too much I feel sick & dazed, yet I can't stop. I've stepped out into traffic & almost gotten myself killed more times than I can count. I've gotten better & am struggling to find footing in the outside world. In the meantime, I want to reach out.

This condition has a name. It's called Maladaptive Daydreaming, also known as Compulsive Fantasizing. I spent years feeling alone and scared, like I was the only one on the planet that could possibly be going through this. I felt like a freak. I was completely ashamed and scared to death anyone would find out. It's time to end that. We're not freaks. Our brains work differently. Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers) lead unique and enriching lives. We have wondrous gifts and gut-wrenching struggles. For the good and the bad, this condition takes a lot of strength and energy to live with. I refuse to be ashamed, and I don't want anyone else to be either.

I know there are others out there who are experiencing a similar kind of condition. Hopefully they're not experiencing it to the extreme that I have. Either way, let's talk. Perhaps we can find some answers together.

This forum isn't just for Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers). Many disorders do overlap. Feel free to discuss any that you like. Let's keep the dialog going.

One day, I hope we can all stand proud and learn to live the best of both worlds. Once we do, I'm sure we'll feel better off for having had this condition.

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Someone from Brazil? Alguém do Brasil?

Started by Reis. Last reply by NattyWP on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Hello, I'm from Brazil and I'd like to know if there's anyone else here.Unfortunately, we do not have much Portuguese…Continue

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I have to tell you this

Started by Silver Swan on Saturday. 0 Replies

You guys, I know you love to MDD. I have to tell you this. If you really want to begin a relationship with someone or even be successful at a career or talent. DO NOT daydream at all, And for a few good reasons. People can see what your doing and it…Continue

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Lifelong Obstacles when doing MDD

Started by Silver Swan. Last reply by Silver Swan Mar 14. 2 Replies

It's been a challenging ride for me and as an outcome, I was just shocked. I've been practicing MDD for years and I actually believed that my daydreams would materialize some day. Of course, I was very young when it got started, roughly around age…Continue

Long car journeys are the best for daydreaming

Started by Eanna. Last reply by Eanna Mar 14. 2 Replies

I’ve got a holiday planned for the end of April and it’s a roughly 3 hour car journey to get there. Honestly I’m really really looking forward to 3 hours of uninterrupted daydreaming just being able to stare out the window and listen to my music. I…Continue

MD Documentary, Need Interviewees

Started by Jenavieve Verley. Last reply by Filly Mar 13. 3 Replies

Hello!My name is Jenavieve and I'm a film production student at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts.  I am currently directing a documentary short film about Maladaptive Daydreaming. We want to raise awareness on the condition…Continue

Tags: experience, interview, story, documentary

Am i really suffering in my life or is it a charade to keep people close to me?

Started by FELLOWmder. Last reply by Filly Mar 12. 2 Replies

ATTENTION- long gibberishIt was two years back when i realized that there is something too weird i continuously used to do, tossing and turning in my bed. I wasn't an up to the mark student, which made me depressed i guess. I just somehow wanted…Continue

Tags: #charade, #gibberish, #self-pity

Killing your main character?

Started by Hela Mar 9. 0 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm new on here.I've been dealing with mdd since I was about 5 but only just really found out that it's a 'real thing'. In my head I'm always someone else who is so much smarter, cooler, prettier and is always very loved. My dreams…Continue

Does anyone else have a ''main character'' other than yourself?

Started by jung hoesuck. Last reply by Jane Mar 9. 22 Replies

Basically, my maladaptive daydreams don't revolve around me. They revolve around another character who is most essentially me, except he is male and a different ethnicity. I haven't opened up to an expert about this but I believe that this may have…Continue

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When day dreaming has a purpose

Started by Jane Mar 8. 0 Replies

I’ve just discovered this site and until now I thought I was just totally messed up in the head.As a kid I have always been angry and aggressive and I took to doin puzzles with my grandmother at a young age, once I got older I continued my focus on…Continue

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    Out Of My Mind (article I wrote on MD)

    This is an article I wrote for my writing class about MD.  

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    Do I have Maladaptive Dayreaming?

    Maladaptive Daydreaming is not an officially recognized condition yet. We’re still learning a lot about it. Here are some of the main symptoms that seem to be emerging:
    • You daydream more often than you think is normal.
    • You’ve built up a character(s) that’s an idealized version of yourself
    • You feel more empowered in your daydreams.
    • You’re starting to enjoy daydreaming better than the real world.
    • Daydreaming is starting to interfere with your day-to-day activities.
    • You might enact some movement, like pacing or moving your hands, (though not everyone does this).

    • Some people make facial expressions, talk, and/or act out their daydreams.  

    It's not all bad...

    Maladaptive Daydreamers have many gifts along with struggles.
    Pros:

    -extreme creativity
    -the ability to think through complex issues on our own
    -the ability to see issues from many perspectives (we can have intense dialogs in our own minds)
    -the ability to think quickly
    -strength. (It takes a lot of strength to live in two worlds at once.)
    -insightful and empathetic
    -loving (Even when no one's around, we still have people to love in our minds.)

    Cons:
    -extreme difficulty concentrating
    -forgetful
    -sluggish. It's hard to be productive when you just want to daydream
    -clumsy and awkward
    -difficulty cultivating or maintaining relationships (This may not apply to everyone, but if your MD starts to progress, you may prefer daydreaming to real interactions)
    -difficulty completing tasks due to desire to constantly stop and daydreaming
    -difficulty reaching certain milestones because of constant desire to stop and daydream.

    What do I DO?

    Well, we're still figuring that out. Since this is so new it's kinda up to us to figure out how to deal with it. I encourage people to try anything they can & want to. If something works, please let us know, so others will benefit.
    -Identifying triggers
    Many people find that
    certain activities
    trigger them to start
    daydreaming.
    Identifying and
    limiting exposure to
    triggers is one way to
    help.
    Common triggers:
    music, tv, books,
    long walks or
    monotonous activity
    -Distraction
    If you feel yourself
    starting to daydream,
    stop and change
    activities. Get up and
    do anything else and
    come back to it when
    you're feeling more
    focused.
    -Getting out in the public
    A lot of times we just
    need to get out of our
    heads for awhile. Go
    out and talk to people.
    -Get up quickly and go to bed tired.
    Many daydream in the
    morning. To avoid
    this, make sure you get
    out of bed the instant
    you wake up.
    To avoid daydreaming
    at night, go to bed
    when you're extremely
    tired.
    -Allow limited daydreaming
    Many of us really
    appreciate the comfort
    of our daydreams and
    don't want to give
    them up.
    Instead, allow
    yourself certain times
    to daydream, and
    force yourself to get
    up and stop when
    your time is up.
    -Find other things you love, and focus on them.
    Don't forget that we
    daydream because we
    love it. It may take
    time and energy to
    focus, but if we can
    make the external
    world more fun, then
    we won't need to
    daydream as much.

    -Meditation

    Another common suggestion that people are saying works for them is meditation.  Some have said it helps them focus, even if it doesn't completely eliminate their MD.  Some have also said that Yoga and meditation help.

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