Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
It took me a few years to walk away from MDD. It feels as if your in a funk when you get out of yourself. I think the sooner you quit the better. It used to make me feel happy, content and loved when I was your age. When I entered my 30's, I scare myself looking back at these years. I realize how much time I've lost not zoning into my real life. In fact, I feel as if I've crawled out of a rock.
Hi, Naomi! Zoning out is completely natural for MD. I'm a bio major at my university, so I know a little how you feel :) What I would always do is compartmentalize; carve out a portion of my day that I can daydream and slowly decrease that interval of time as the week continues. So, one day, I would daydream for two hours and then stop. Then, the next day, I'd shorten it to an hour and a half, and so forth. I know you can't turn the daydreams off, so if you feel the urge, you can walk around for 5 min or so and then come back to the studying. For me, I imagined my main character in my daydream being motivated by a tutor to help me focus on my exams. Soft piano music and meditation also helps. You just need to organize the time you spend studying and the time you spend daydreaming, and you'll be great. Hope this helps!!!