Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I'm Natasha and I'm 14 i read the twilight saga about 2 years ago and loved it i didn't start daydreaming till about a year ago when i went on to a website called fanfiction which gives you other plots that people made up but puts the twilight characters there, i started to emagen my own plots with the characters and some time replace me with them with a fantasized version of me some times more pretty or popular, i feel safe when i do it i can stop but when i get bored it starts agien
So then my imagination need something els to fuel it so i would watch videos on youtube like interviews with Celebes and pretend they where the characters or even me.
i can lie im bed all day and daydream and sometimes i feel like the time flys im scared that it will get worse i need some advise. It started out as some thing to pass the time but now i cant think about what it was like before
help help help
First off, you are definitely not alone. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. After hungrily devouring the books and films, my daydreaming began to center around the characters. I soon got into Harry Potter fanfiction, and gosh, it continued to feed my already uncontrollable daydreaming. A great deal of my time is spent daydreaming about characters in the series (often envisioning myself as one of the characters, male or female) and I even daydream about the fanfics that I read (ESPECIALLY works-in-progress!). I will also read/watch interviews with the actors in the films and daydream of being one of them--I'll invent an entire film career for myself where I'm starring in the Harry Potter films and I'm doing photoshoots and magazine interviews. It consumes hours of my life and I know how scary it is.
Books and films tend to trigger daydreams and, from what I've been learning, fanfiction is also a trigger.
The only advice I can give you is to stay away or at least cut down on anything Twilight related. Steer clear of the fanfics! It sounds like you only really daydream of things that pertain to Twilight, so restricting your time in the Twilight fandom seems prudent.
Good luck to you, sweetie. I know it's frightening, but you're not alone.