Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I will have MD permanently.
No, this isn't a pessimistic outlook on the cure for Maladaptive Daydreaming; it's a confession. I have to confess that even if a cure were an option, I would not take it. Oh! What a thing to hear myself say! But it is true.
So tell me, my fellow tortured souls: if you had a free ticket to sanity, would you take it?
The philosophy behind my belief is simple: our personalities as human beings are based on our experiences.
But experience itself is an objective priniciple; it is our perception that alters and biases the experience, and forms it into our character.
Our perception, our ability to think builds our personalities, and anyone with MD certainly has a unique method of perceiving and thinking...
I know I am a good thinker, and I fear the worst should my MD be altered, considering it is the method by which I do so.
If there was a cure, I don't think I would take it.
Yeah, I'd like to make my daydreaming less maladaptive, but I wouldn't want it to go away.
I think most people on here feel similarally (a word?).
There is a cure, it takes a lot of practice to get over it. I didn't want to let it go in the beginning, but now I can't stand daydreaming because it interferes with regular life, which for me is way more rewarding, like real achievements and real relationships. Julie is right though, there is no sanity, there are just a lot of different norms.
I wouldn't take it, honestly. It's my escape from reality.
How did you get over it? I like my day dreams but it's really out if control, and I know I'm missing out on stuff because I'm so "spacey" to other people
Heinriech Heisner said:There is a cure, it takes a lot of practice to get over it. I didn't want to let it go in the beginning, but now I can't stand daydreaming because it interferes with regular life, which for me is way more rewarding, like real achievements and real relationships. Julie is right though, there is no sanity, there are just a lot of different norms.
I would take it in a heartbeat.
My husband and I are currently trying to conceive our first child. I'm so affraid that, once we do have a baby, my MD will get in the way of me being a good mom. I daydream a lot in the car (dangerous, I know) which scares me. I'm so afraid that I will get so lost in a daydream that I will forget my baby in the backseat on a hot day or drop it when my daydreams cause me to pace or move about. My MD has also begun to make me less interested in my own reality (because the stuff I dream up is so much more entertaining than my own life, which I feel like I've done little with) which doesn't help on the whole "trying to conceive" front....It's hard to be "in the mood" when you're not terribly excited about your surroundings and life situation.
That's the vicious cycle of excessive daydreaming. Love to daydream. Sucks you into more daydreaming. Lead to realizing how much better daydreaming is than reality and so on.
I am the same way.
Good luck with conceiving. Maybe it will be the life change you need to break the daydream cycle :o)
This started some how along with bad anxiety most likely due to perimenapause just 2 months ago. It is messing up my work life, my marriage, and making me antisocial. I just want my life back.