Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Does anyone else repeat the same daydream sequence over and over until they feel like its "perfect" or until it just gets incredibly boring? I don't know if this is typical, or if its just my perfectionist tendencies getting in the way of literally everything.
Thanks for any input.
That tends to happen to me too. Whenever that happens, I end up starting at a different point within the daydream that seems close enough to perfect and just go from there. It becomes annoying.
it happens and is really annoying.
Yeah, I do it all the time. Sometimes it's strangely fulfilling like you're trying to fill every hole and crack; other times it gets super annoying.
As I understand it, repeating the same sequence is an essential element of this disorder. All of my stories last for years. The longest running is at least 6 years and counting.
I re-play the most emotional and addictive scenes over and over - as long as they feel pleasant. When they aren't anymore, I usually switch to my another DD theme. I have several major themes ('theme' = a separate imaginary setting and characters for DDng), so when I gwt bored of one, I switch to anther one. Meaning I still can go back to the previous one, when I havent used it for much time. Sometimes new ones appear, sometimes the old ones start intersecting or having 'spin-offs'. And yep, each of them has its own triggery characters and their moments.
Yes omg , I do this all the time. It seems like I am not satisfied with how the "story" went, so I just keep restarting it.
I never thought of it as "perfecting" but I do play the same scenario over and over with slight variations. Sometimes I come to a dead end and have to wait until something happens in real life that triggers the desire to go back into it. Sometimes in the dream, I'm witty, smart and vivacious; other times, I'm a victim; hurt or sick in some way and I'm being taken care of.
Okay, yes. My daydreams revolve around media like books and music and such. Usually a certain scene goes with a certain song and each song has, at this point, roughly twenty scenes. In long car rides, I will literally start a song and get a scene ready, but then I'll decide to tweak it and start the song over and see how I like it like that. I repeat until the scene is "perfect" (knowing full well I'm going to have to do that process over again) and move on to the next song.
I do that all the time. It is so annoying.
I consider it as a OCD sympton...
Any anti-obsessional drugs are helpful.
Sequence? Not really. A couple very important scenes I'll repeat just because I enjoyed them a lot and I tend to learn new things that happened that I can use in the future/present daydream. Mostly I'm daydreaming new scenes. However, I do notice sometimes I will repeat a snippet of dialogue mid-daydream until the wording or delivery is to my liking then continue the scene.