Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I know on the inside we’re constantly daydreaming, but what else describes you all? I would say I have a quick sense of humor, yet have also been diagnosed with mild depression. I am very good at creative writing but not at paperwork, and I can rarely get past the first few pages of a book before my concentration looses the battle against my imagination. I have fantastic inventions inside my head but score very low on ‘Executive Function’, so I don’t know how to proceed with my ideas. I’m probably also a bit OCD and love creating spreadsheets (part of my job) complete with color-coordination and specific fonts. I’m left-handed for writing, eating, and playing the drums, and right-handed for throwing a ball or playing guitar. Also I was very good at competitive swimming -maybe because going back and forth in a swimming pool was a good zone to channel my thoughts.
What similarities/differences to you see for yourself?
Also, I usually have a chorus or section of a song constantly replaying over and over in my head. Usually a song I've heard somewhat recently. Today it's Genesis "Ripples" from their mid-70s album Trick of the Tail. Ahhhhhh!
Well, for starters, I am always watching people. Haha yeah that sounds stalkerish I know, but I just like to observe people, see the way they interact with each other, listen to the things they talk about. I never really fit in so it's just what I did. What I do, I mean. I love creative writing too and have several novel ideas, a few of which are well-developed but I can never get past the first few pages, like you said. I have a form of social anxiety and depression. The redundant daily routine of life is killing me (especially school). I want more than anything to travel the world, to go on an adventure, but I can't. I love the night sky, forests, fireflies, music, and tigers...And I'm right-handed, except when shooting a bow. I also have a song playing in my head, and more often that not it's "Round and Round" by Imagine Dragons or "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root. And there it is...
I have a quick sense of humor too , I think 'I’m more anxiety type than depressive, I realized I tend to daydream when I feel alone or when I have nothing to do so I get extremely bored and yeah ,traveling to my strange happy idealized world is the solution. One of the things I enjoy the most is sharing a good time with my friends; unfortunately they are working a lot, the same as me. I always daydream about being the top player of some sport or some kind of super generous and admirable millionaire guy I guess the world needs more of these people, I like to read a lot and sometimes try to write something but I never finish my writings .I'm terrible writing anyway .I don't know why, but I can control my daydreaming almost completely when I work out or go out swimming .I like water ,actually I think I wouldn't say no to any water sport .Thank god I’m a boarding agent so I spend most of the time working near to a vessel or walking around the docks , besides I live in an all-time sunny city with wonderful beaches (Arica Chile) ,and just a few blocks of it! Same as you I was very good at competitive swimming too, I agree with you about channeling thoughts better when I’m swimming on a pool or at the sea Who knows why , maybe there is some kind of in water better thinker or something.