Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
the most terrifying idea that comes through my mind is that I will suffer from MDD for the rest of my life that really makes me terrified :( I want to get rid of daydreaming but the problem it is the only thing that gives me the joy and makes me happy and raise my self-esteem and confidence nothing else makes me the happiest person in the world except DD but when I truly want to get rid of it for just one day no more and the next day I feel worse.
yes jannifer I know are all suffering from the same problem and we are trying to help each other and i hope we will get through this as soon as possible but I thnik from my point of view is that the best thing to forget about DD is that to make yourself busy as possible even if you forget about it a week or even month and then return DDing it is ok as long as you have something that makes you forget about it
best of luck to you too!
sepia grey I agree with the idea that says the MDD is kind of an addiction that needs to be healed and needs alot of things to fix.I have exactly your problem you said how I feel in your words so I think that what I would do I will make a list of things that make me stop DD-ing and make another list of things that make me fall in DD-ing then I would exactly see what should I do about it that what would I do I hope you find away also to get rid of this MDD as soon as possible
I liked your idea alot you are making the best use of DD you converting from something negative in your life to something positive that can enrich your creativity or you can make it a story.I will try your idea I liked it a lot I hope that will works for me to stop DD and converting to something I can use to improve myself and at the same time I would satisfy my desire of daydreaming but by writing a story about it thanks for help :D
Your welcome =) and if you don't like writing maybe you could make drawings, paintings, mosaics, etc. of your DDs. Like everyone said the whole idea is to stay busy and do something fun & useful! There's many other things you can do as well in order to distract yourself, but for me I'm so addicted to MDD that I have to do something related to it (otherwise I'll get bored and start DDing again...). I hope we can get better together!! ^_^
I hope we get better together thanks a lot :) and I have tried drawing but it didn't work out as I get bored and get back to MDD and your are right the point is you have to choose something makes you busy and not makes you bored because sooner or later you will return to MDD so everyone has to choose something fits him/her and be restricted to it
wooooooooooow I am so surprised a very good poem good job :D .I think that is the creative part of DDing thanks alot
I have no answer to your question but I wrote a poem about it.
Adult with imaginary friends.
Any adult that still has imaginary friends
Will never know normal life or even where to begin
To explain why you’re almost 50 still playing pretend
With maladaptive daydreaming that has no end
It may be hereditary or chemical imbalance in the brain
It may be a result of abuse but not all stories are the same
I have never known life without these imaginary friends
They were with me when I was born and I guess
They’ll be with me when life ends.
yeah a lot of stories about DDing but I think they are the same they are all meeting at one point which is they can't stop DDing because it gives them the happiness or the relief they couldn't find some where else I think that is the point and if we should start healing the DDing we should begin at this point.
Lisa p said:
Thanks....you're words make sense to me and are so true. I really appreciate it..it's been a rough 2 days.
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Lisa p said: