Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
They're amazing. ♥
I've noticed that for the majority of people here, it's walking and pacing that triggers, or accompanies their daydreams. For me though, it has always been rocking. Even when I was very little, I had a rocking horse that I spent hours with, just imagining things. But of course, I eventually grew too big for it, so it had to go away. :(
I think I was around nine or ten when I started using the rocking chairs in our house, not just for rocking, but also the daydreaming, and that's around the age when I got my first cd player as well, so there was the introduction to the music. It wasn't until I was eleven though, that I spent most of my daydreaming time in the rocking chairs with my ipod...I'm sixteen now, and have broken five rocking chairs within the past five years, have left permanent ruts in the carpet flooring, and have driven my parents crazy with the incessant noise of it all.
Maybe I should try pacing...
Nicole said:Omg rocking chairs... love them for daydreaming...
When im sober i day dream a lot so when i'm high on mary jane, my mind is even more active, day dreaming intricate plots and movie scenes and i day dream about people and their intentions, lots of crazy shit...i can feel my emotions like 100x stronger. So weed is the biggest trigger for me
I love stories and escapism in general, but I'm starting to realize that certain stories trigger my desire to fantasize more than others. Stories that make me angry seem to stir up those feelings, so although it pains me, I've decided to forgo crime dramas that get me agitated at the perps. Stories about time travel also trigger me--Time stresses me out. I know it's doing what it's supposed to--moving forward--but I have trouble accepting it.
It's weird that for decades I responded to these triggers without really noticing the process. I just saw my life as an ongoing fantasy. Now, after listening to you guys, I realize that I have definite patterns.
You'll be so surprised to know that my biggest trigger is a well-known British artist and singer, no need to mention his name. When I see him, I feel quite outburst with ideas for endless daydreams. I lock myself in my room, sometimes for days, and keep spinning allover the room like a lunatic, while talking to imaginary people. I created a name for my fantasy character, a physical appearance, and a personality, which are all perfect. The more I indulge in these fantasies, the more (I mistakenly believe) that I'm getting better. However, by the end of the day, I feel so exhausted and just sleep to wake up and repeat the whole thing again. Sounds pretty crazy, I know!