Ruminate less


Ruminate less

I started this group for those of us who constantly replay events in our mind.

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What are the most common themes/subjects of your recent daydreams?

Started by Queen Dopamine. Last reply by Howie Mar 15, 2021. 5 Replies

I've noticed that I used to focus very strongly on the romantic relationship that developed between my main character, Alex, and another character, Carly. I loved replaying their flirtations,…Continue


Started by Kelly. Last reply by S K Jan 30, 2014. 1 Reply

As far as I know I'm not obsessed with day dreaming or would be considered a MD however , tragic events in my life or just bad ones I tend to dwell on and have flash backs...I'm not exactly sure why…Continue

Playing The Same Song Over And Over

Started by Tani. Last reply by Danielle Dec 12, 2013. 10 Replies

I will often play the same song over and over for the same daydream until I get it just right. Do any others here do this? I know it seems a little OCD, but it's usually only with songs  really like…Continue

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Comment by Lloyd Plueschow on June 10, 2017 at 7:13am

I tend to Ruminate on thing that haven't actually happened. Catastrophize? Not in a positive way.... sigh....

Comment by Fallen Messenger on April 10, 2017 at 8:38am
Something I always do with my MD is once a situation happens, I replay that event over and over in my head with every possibility that could happen if I was my alter-ego. This of course stimulates a daydream. Sometimes I hate this because it makes me feel not as capable as my alter ego is, but I've gotten over that fear. I'd love to share my story on how ive overcome MD ME an have used to my advantage. But I have son questions do you all because I love to analyze:
1. Is your alter ego popular in your fantasy world?
2. Are you able to block out your daydream urges
3. Does your family know about your MD.
4. Have you had MD every since you could remember?
5. Are you planning on writing a book on the story your created in your MDs?
Comment by ChicagoRuminator on February 22, 2017 at 9:54pm

@StarryStarryNight I can totally relate to what you are saying and I do exactly the same! I only found out about MD very recently and I knew I have a variation of that. For the longest time I was frustrated with my self that why I cannot pay attention and even consulted psychotherapists for ADHD diagnosis with mixed results.

Now at last there is some relief to see other people describing the same situation I go through!

Comment by StarryStarryNight on January 19, 2017 at 8:22pm

I always replay conversations that have just happened or happened a while ago, or just make up future conversations, but I change the whole thing around so that I'm the funny one, or the smart one, or makes good points, I'm always the one everyone wants to talk to or be with, or i'll defend someone in a spectaular way. But in real life I just sit there quietly, listen to whats going on or be daydreaming. 

Comment by Mишка (Miska) on April 16, 2014 at 12:04pm
Hey Amanda, I gotta say I know how you felt . I try to make people happy when I go places. Yesterday I was at a Starbuck cafe. I saw I somewhat distrought girl sitting in a seat and I said to her, "Wow! You're so pretty! I like your hair & makeup!" I suppose it isn't the best of things to try to make people happy for no reason but I can't help it sometimes because I imagine how I would feel or be thinking if in others' position, so naturally I tried to cheer her up! But what a pain, she said, "oh... Thanks but I don't think You should be judging Me. I mean I dress IN this century". I was so greatly offended by her tone I just took my tea and left the building. I mean... I am a lolita and a 'sweet lolita' at that so I do in daily hours dress in collared shirts and greatly bottoned jackets that stretch up to my chin with cuffed sleeves and no hood, so I suppose I do dress a bit odd in comparison to others but I mean - COME ON! I was trying to be polite and nice! Geez- guess I will deny any provocation of kindness next time!
Comment by simran k on November 27, 2013 at 4:21am
Its really true that your past experiences has a lot to do with your day dream. They create lots of insecurities and you can only wish that it wouldnt be the way it was. It surely happens to me.
Comment by Elizabeth on November 29, 2011 at 11:50am

I do like Sandy and repeat scenes and dialogues and the such in my head until it feels right or complete. And I replay scenes of my favorite books and movies as well. I realized that I do go over things that I've done but  negative situations more so than positive ones..

Comment by Wish Upon A Wish on November 29, 2011 at 12:22am

I do, and I often slightly change them in y favour, and wish I'd done something different, even sometimes for things that happened years ago. Also, scenes in my DDs happen repeatedly, like I'm trying to get a scene for a movie perfect, and once I've got them right, I often move on without even realizing it, but sometimes go back.

Comment by Mira on October 21, 2011 at 7:34pm
I often rethink/replay/stew over situations that were stressful to me and felt unresolved. I used to daydream having arguments with my ex boyfriend a lot...
Comment by Destiny Lund on September 12, 2011 at 7:04am
I replay thoughts, images, & mostly scenes in my mind all the time.  Some scenes are from as far back as 11 years old that I still have.  Sometimes my mind will switch it up ever so slightly though.

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