Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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Hello everyone! My name is Katie, but I go by Kat.
I couldn't tell you when I started daydreaming maladaptively, and honestly I don't think it matters considering most people on here either live with maladaptive daydreaming (MD).
I'm also a college student pursuing a bachelor's of science in psychology at the moment. I actually was able to write an English…Continue
Ive posted some time ago a video with a therapist talking about MDD NOW the same therapist is analysing MDD as a trauma coping mechanism in this video from cinema therapy, its worth watching people! Ive always thought Wandavision as a MDD but now Im sure of it:
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On Tuesday my kids and I are flying to NY to visit family. A friend of mine, who used to be my roommate, is going to watch my dogs for me. Because I've been in my head a lot lately, the house is a mess! We're cleaning today. I gave my kids the living room, hallway, and bathroom to do while I take care of the kitchen. (their ages are 20 and 16 but they never clean unless I nag them)
Eventually, we took a break. I have like 80% of the kitchen done. That was over an hour ago, and…Continue
I feel very conflicted about my maladaptive daydreaming. I mean, for most of my life I've lived in my head. Oddly enough, this didn't stop me from living a very active and full life. I would just daydream whenever I didn't absolutely need to be grounded in reality. I've had many wonderful real life experiences and met some amazing people over the past few decades.
The problem is that sometimes my daydreaming gets in the way of life and it's gotten more intense over time. Everyone…Continue
I normally daydream while listening to music or while I'm trying to get to sleep although I've started daydreaming much more in school during lessons, but I've also started daydreaming in social situations, like when I'm sitting with my friends at lunch or break, which I never really did before, and has definitely made me a much more quiet detached person (even though I was always shy) and it's really starting to ruin my relationships with my friends as I hardly ever interact with them…Continue
I’ve been daydreaming since i was a child, i didn’t know what daydreaming is or what i was doing. I just liked the feeling it gave me, it helped me coping with my depression and loneliness but when i got older i realized that half of my life i wasn’t actually living i was disconnected from realty. I don’t know its a weird feeling i don’t like it. But my therapist said that i was smart for choosing daydreaming instead of drugs or whatever to cope with my depression and anxiety, but…Continue
I hope I'm not violating any group policies here. I've found this WhatsApp group for MDers to chat with other MDers, so you can join, if you're interested. Would love to meet some of y'all in there
This is the new link. WhatsApp links are…Continue
I feel that us maladaptive daydreamers have a hard time letting go of any one sided crushes we have than others. Like that person would take over our scenarios very much. It has happened to me when I developed feelings for a girl I had talked quite a bit to, only to find out she was committed to someone else. Sad part is, there were some instances where it seemed like she liked me too and I took it too deep and as you might have guessed, daydreamt an entire life with this person which gave…Continue
This is going to sound annoying. Living in a town for 29 years, all I ever heard by others is that I'm so quiet. They literally couldn't get a word out of me. I was too busy daydreaming in my head to realize how I looked on the outside. I actually never knew it made me look stupid. Non-family can be vigorous that way. I always used MD as a way to escape my frustrations, but it did me more harm that good, so I had to quit. It was the best decision I made.
I've found this incredible tactic and I'm so excited to share it with all of you!!! I hope it works for you as it works so well for me. I've found it in the past week and every time I feel the urge to get up, put my headphones on, and daydream, or dissociate into a mental video or conversation with myself. Of course,…Continue
I think I found an EDM song from an artist who might have/understand MD!
"I get lost in the story
Forgetting my own
From daydream to daydream
Into the unknown."
IMHO it's a great song that captures the sweeping sensation of MD excellently :)
DROELOE - Written Maze (ft. Iris Penning)
Warning : This will be a very long post but please bear with it.
I have had MD since I was 8 ( or maybe younger I don't really remember) My journey of recovery can be described in 3 stages.
1) The first stage : This is when I knew I was MDing and also knew that it is causing a lots of problems in my social and academic life. I wanted to stop doing it but did not know how to. So I used to think that once I fulfill all my wishes then my MD would be over. Because my innocent mind…Continue
Have any of you ever had a person in mind whose vibe or style you've wanted to emulate so much that you end up integrating that vibe into your MD world self? It can be either a celebrity or just any person in your life, whose cool nature we feel like imitating. For me, recently, I've wanted to have the swagger and the attitude of a Pakistani Singer named Imran Khan whom I listen too quite often. He has this really cool confidence which I've always wanted. Do you have anyone like that?