Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I am brand new to this site. Thanks so much for all of this information. It helps to know that I'm not alone.
I'm very embarrassed about this condition. I've been telling myself that daydreaming wasn't damaging to me but now I realize that the clumsy accidents I've had recently were caused by daydreaming. One thing I realized this weekend (when really trying to overcome this on my own by paying close attention to my thoughts) is that I find it relatively easy to…Continue
Added by Lori on February 28, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments
Hi, I'm new to the forum! This is the only forum I've ever seen that is centered around MD. (Out of curiosity, are there any other forums?)
I guess some background info is needed. I've been daydreaming since the fourth grade. I guess before that age, I just played make believe games.
It was really bad from about the fifth grade all the way through high school. I was very emotionally numb and distant during those years. Daydreaming was my escape and…Continue
This post is about social anxiety rather than daydreaming, but some of you might be able to identify with it.
I have always suffered from mild social anxiety: shyness, insecurity, reluctance to start conversations, etc.. However, I am usually able to overcome this when I need to. If I really need to talk to someone about something, I can usually force myself to start the conversation, and once the conversation gets going, it isn't that bad.
However, in the past few years…Continue
I just wanna share this experience i had constantly with everyone in this site.... I often had a thought of stopping to do MDs in order to concentrate on the things i suppose to do for my future. But most of the time I had a voice inside my head telling me that I should do MD because it has a mysterious uncanny ability to give me the ability to become a better person, become smarter, become more creative.....
and after i did it nothing happens exept that i become more lost in…Continue
There is nothing real, except what you can experience. I base my reality off of experience. I use that direction to decide how to live my life. I want to live for reasons that are real. If that means living in my head for most of it, until I meet someone who comes into the clouds with me, then I will do that.
I use day dreaming to further myself by recognizing the dreams as they happen. This helps me recall what I day dreamed in a class last year, and because of it I…Continue
I found out about this site from the latest edition of Scientific American Mind. As I read the six-page article about obsessive daydreamers I became overwhelmed with emotion. I've dealt with my excessive daydreaming for years. I thought I was the only one. Seriously. I created an elaborate fictional world with fictional characters I've grown to care about. For the last few years, I've fought to rid myself of those need to drift away from this fake world. Needless to say, it's not been easy.…Continue
I joined here a month ago. Two perhaps. I can't exactly remember. I had planned to post as soon as I joined but I was conflicted. I didn't want to believe I had a problem, and for the most part, it didn't feel like I had a problem. Just because I enjoyed mental stimulation and solitude more than most wasn't a issue, right? However, I started to see the world passing me by. The people around…
Added by Sophia Miller on February 23, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments
I read about this Network in the article on Daydreaming in Scientific America but I am slightly confused. To whom am I posting?
I have been daydreaming off and on as long as I can remember. I have been a pioneer child crossing the snowy prairie, the beautiful widow out West, brilliant student and beautiful actress. I am now deeper into any fantasy I have every have. Before I go on, I'd like to understand who is reading all of this and what kind of privacy protection I…Continue
So since I recently joined... I decided to post something about me and my MD.
I'm currently almost thirteen, and I was born in Canada. I was a bit MD since I was little. I loved writing, and back then I guess I just assumed it was like writing genius or something...
Around eight, I really got into reading, and I started to write fanfics and stuff like that. After I while I got sick of writing though, so I decided to start keeping things in my…Continue
I'm very new around here, so I was just wondering if someone could help me out a little by telling me what happens around here, and tell me more about the community.
It would be much appreciated!
i'm a student, 14 yrs old and this is my first yr of highschool. i'm not adjusting well at all so more daydreams.. yay.
i just got my midterm grades back and they're soo horrible and i feel so bad about it. i don't want to get kicked out of highschool all because of MD but now my parents are thinking about…Continue
I asked about this online, because I was scared I was like a freak that was going crazy. And then someone told me about this website.
I'm actually quite happy that I'm not the only person in the world with this, and that I'm not like, all weird and stuff because I do this.
I'm 16, and for as long as I could remember, I've been doing this. I always thought it was something I made up because I felt lonely. Which maybe it is?
Sometimes I imagine what it…Continue
I've started a new semester at college and I've been insanely stressed. I have more responsibilities now-I'm an editor at the newspaper and I'm involved in other clubs, plus I'm getting into the 300 level classes. I love everything I'm doing, it's just very stressful. I also have a job now. I work as a hostess at a restaurant and it's really hard, but it's bringing me out of my shell and forcing me to talk to people. It's so busy there, I barely have any time to daydream, though I do it a…Continue
I'm Ana, a sixteen year-old, and before today I firmly believed I had a weird variation of ADD, and was somewhat gifted with an overly vivid imagination. However, after googling my symptoms (something I, to some extent, regret) I found out I might have MD. Actually, I'm pretty certain of it . . .
Contrary to some people I can say I've had this "issue" for as long as I can remember. Since a toddler, I remember being able to go into my imaginary world - where I…Continue
phew, now that thats out... I AM SO FRUSTRATED! Sigh... im going through a depressing period in my life right now, just several things going on that are out of my control and now when i need my daydreaming the most to help me cope with all this madness, i cant think of ANYTHING to daydream about! this has never happened before and it angers me to no end! no matter how…Continue