Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Good Question. I find that DD makes me drink and eat faster. I'll just suck down that drink and scarf up that bowl of chips. I tend to move my body around energetically. One time mom asked me if I was having a nervous breakdown, because I wouldn't sit still. I'm a big finger biter when I get angry, a trigger by MDD.
My MDD slowed down to a stop just recently. So my habits are slowing down too.
For Me it's similar I listen to music and move around the house DDing (sounds weird) but yes Music is one of the greatest trigger of mine.Talking about food it doesn't affect me much but I've realised,that only some of it like music,movies and manga triggers me alot..and I kinda think kinetic movement and doing facial expressions is common in DDing..
It's great to talk to people discussing about MD
Talking about stopping it, I socialize with people more often and do things which keep me busy like studying,reading newspaper,doing household etc. so it helps me alot to prevent it...
So,Goodbye for now.I Hope it helps you..
When I was in my 20's, whenever a rock song came on, my imagination used to go wild to an extent my head was buzzing and my eyes got spacey. I met some people who tried to tell me something, when they had clearly noticed, I looked like I was in another world. I was so distracted and out of it, and others found me deaf.
Now an older adult, I can control my thoughts, even when an exciting tune comes on. It takes a lot of self control and discipline to say "no" to an old friend that used to make you feel so ecstatic. Eventually, you do have to grow up and get with reality.