Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hi Adam and welcome to Wild Minds! What you described sounds like MD. MD can occur anywhere anytime out of the blue, such as when doing activities like pacing, driving, showering, etc.
Hi, Adam! I am new here too! Well, I joined a couple years ago, and then didn't come again until now, since I spent all time DD (or as I call them "my stories"). LOL about the showers! I am not a pacer, I lie in bed when I DD, so I lay down a lot! But smoking cigarettes seems to aid concentration and helps keep me focused on stories, wonder if that happens with you too. Anyway, I identifies with most of your post and look forward to seeing more of them! :)
Thanks for posting, I'm glad you found us : )
I have the same story, pacing (I twirl a straw also), and even taking long showers. I pretty much sit down in the shower, curl up, and DD until I use up all of the hot water.
I also smoke cigarettes and always chain-smoke when DD'ing. It feels like when I light up a cigarette, its the green light to not hold back at all and DD intensely.
What are some of your current plots? Self-idealization, pure fantasy, both?
Hi I share the same patterns, I usually pace a lot but interestingly when I am in the shower (and there is no space to move around) I find that my arm movements are more active than usual and occasionally I find myself spinning around on the same spot. (ok that now officially makes me side like a nutter who belongs in a mental asylum). ..
Hi *waves* Pleased to meet you.
This sounds like MD.
Smoking never ever triggered off my daydreaming but I found that I will pace when I am having an intense day deam, or I will just spent hours in bed acting out my day dreams. Each time hours would have gone by but to me it feels like only a few seconds have been wasted.