Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hi please can I get some advice on how to cut down on my daydreaming.
For the first time in my life I have been living alone. I moved in 4 months ago and to begin with I didn't daydream more than a few minutes before I went to bed. I had a lot of work to do with my new home decorating etc which kept my mind occupied.
Everything is now finished and I'm finding I'm spending a lot of time day dreaming. When I get home from work I normally daydream while cooking dinner and then when I tidy up. I can be watching something on TV and find my mind wanders to my daydream. I don't think it helps my daydream is a new one with a new love interest who is famous so I can watch things they have acted in and find myself doing this even while I'm falling asleep.
I see my friends and family about once or twice a week which cuts down on my time but I'm finding when I am at work I crave going home to my own space to daydream. I feel I am submerging myself within my daydream. I listen to music and pace. I also sometimes have their films on while I pace.
Before I lived with my parents so I couldn't pace around unless they were out and not for very long.
Does anyone else live alone? How you cope?
Thank you for the replies.
I understand how you feel, I felt the same shock when I found out about this site as I always felt I was the only one who daydreamed in adulthood. I am the same I am introverted and struggle sometimes to leave the house unless I have a valid reason like going to work or have to go shopping. What type of things do you find keep you occupied? as I find my mind wanders no matter what I am doing, even walking can set off my daydreams.
I would love to get a pet but I work long hours and it would be unfair on them to be alone for long periods of time. It would be nice as I feel sometimes I daydream to stop myself feeling lonely or suddenly realising that I am alone.
My best advice is to find something to do i find gaming helps me alot because it gives you that sense of being someone else.. being somewhere else. It gives you that sureal sense of daydreaming but i guess it can help limit it cus then youll think more about your game then about your daydream