Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Does anyone else feel like they developed/started daydreaming more when school got more stressful for them? Almost as a way to cope with their emotions?
For me personally, I had always been daydreaming from the time I was little. Mostly from reading. I would imagine myself in all of the different fantasy worlds creating my own plots based off of the main one. But when I got into 8th grade, I started daydreaming while listening to music and pacing back and forth for hours on end. I'm in my sophomore year of college now and still do it, even more often now. It's kept me from studying, hasn't helped my procrastination, and hasn't made my depression any easier to bear.
I just wanted to know people's thoughts on this and if anyone else does the same thing.
Right? I always end up getting only about 2 to 3 hours of sleep a night or I end up sleeping in and missing something. I feel like I've tried everything I can to stop but I just don't know how. And when I try to explain the problem to other people... they just don't understand or misinterpret what I say. Is there anything you've tried that you feel kind of works?
This is literally me.I also love reading.Since I am in my A levels it's really hard for me to concentrate on any of my subjects and I keep getting worse.I waste most of my time while litening to music and to cope up I have to study at night which causes further distress...I really really want to stop
Literally me right now. A lot of times, when I'm attempting to study in my room, I slip into my daydream world (Mind Cinematic Universe, you can say haha). And because of that, I had 26 backlogs in college (only 2 left now, thanks to the online exams). I keep pacing and repeating dialogues and movements from the dreams in real life. Been caught by my mother more times than I can count.