Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
On a typical day, (at least for the summer, I'm 16 by the way), I usually wake up. I don't get out of bed because I end up daydreaming. The thing is I want to get up and do something, but I just lay there for a few hours and daydream. I get up, do chores (depending on the day). I watch something on Netflix. I may go outside or to the store or somewhere depending on how I feel. It's weird because thinking about it I daydream most of the day, even when I'm riding in the car or watching TV or a movie. Its uncontrollable for me. I usually get in trouble because when my family asks me what I did all day, usually there's not much for me to say. They don't know about my MD because I'm too afraid to tell them. They are really judgmental and most likely wouldn't believe me or they wouldn't believe it's an actual thing. The thing that I hate the most though is that sometimes I daydream and don't even realize it until I'm thinking "stop it, your'e doing it again". It's almost automatic for me. And when the school year starts, I do it in class and it's hard for me to focus. I feel as if it's ruining my life.
Hi guys! Thanks for the responses.
When you’re going to school/work, it’s easier to have structured days. I control my own days (post-grad research) so I find that I procrastinate the entire day and only start work right at the end of the day. Wish I could be more structured. Most writers work from home and they seem to treat it like a normal job i.e. they have some routine going even though they work from home.
@Teahna. I used to daydream all day everyday. After years of this I finally don’t do the 24/7 daydreaming anymore. Never thought I would actually be able to stop the constant daydreams.
@The1andonlyAbber Getting some writing done is good!
I get up on a typical day, play computer games for many hours, write some stories, doodle pictures of my characters to put online... I watch tv a lot when my parent goes to work.