Just thought'd it be interesting to see what everybody called their behaviors and experiences before Dr. Somer coined the term "Maladaptive Daydreaming".
As for me, I call it "speeding".
It seems to me that the daydreams start as slowly revolving images in my mind, and that after adding stimulants to super charge my mind and body, the pictures begin spinning until they congeal into motion pictures that I have total control over.
Of course my pacing is pacing, but the objects I toss in the air are called "flibberdeejibbetts" regardless of what they are. My favorite of these are a 3/4 inch socket wrenches. It's got the perfect feel and weight. Though in a pinch, I can make a cigarette lighter work.
During my teen years at the Northstar house, I would whack a tennis ball with a racquet up against the garage door for hours and days on end.
In the sweltering heat and the freezing cold. I routinely shared that space with a number of gnarly big wolf spiders and the occasional mouse. I never had any interest in the actual game.
I called this "flibberdeejibbett-ing".
The one self-named habit I had, which has been the most influential, has been what I would learn was called "ruminating".
My "other" brother(long story) and I, in our mid teens to early twenties, would go up into the foothills, either just us or with small group of other guys, and build a small bonfire, and proceed to pickle our livers.
Man....when that beer hit my ruminating mind it was "on like donkey kong".
I'd get all philosophical and feeling intellectual and stand up around the fire and start blurting out sermons to the other drunkards on subjects like history, philosophy, and politics.... like I was some kind of wobbly preacher on a stump pulpit.
The guys thought me quite the entertaining fool and encouraged it.
I can't remember if one of them coined the term or if I did, but "Beer Can Poet" stuck.
I use it as a nickname in everything I do on the Internet (except here, ironically)
My ruminations are"beer can poetry".
Even now, I still prefer to be known as a "beer can poet" than a "Maladaptive Daydreamer".
Obviously, you don't have to be as bloody long winded as me, but I think it'd be interesting seeing how else it was being described.