Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I've managed to be able to concentrate on what needs my attention. My biggest issue used to be that I was having trouble with school work, or completing projects. I've been able to put MD on the backpedal while doing manual work, so if I'm drawing for a few hours, while I am paying attention to the drawing, I am also DDing. It gets most intense during workouts, while I'm on the treadmill or whatever. I can also shut it off completely when absolutely necessary, like for papers or reading.
Since I currently have a roommate, and neither of us go out much, my daydreaming had to be significantly cut down. I experienced a really heavy time of depression from that, and it affected my art and health quite badly.
I am kind of focused on protecting my MD, I want to keep it and make sure that as long as I have it controlled, it doesn't slip away from me. I find that when I've been too occupied and haven't had time to daydream, depression creeps up on me and it feels like my mind has no freedom.
I would be miserable without my second world.