Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I'm sure I'm not the only on here who feels like their life is a movie and your simply watching it, mindlessly going through the motions of a routine day. Every once in awhile we break out and realize, "Wow, this is real life, shouldn't I be focasing more?" And similar things like that before drifting back into the slow dream walk. Other times we break out from adrenaline.
My point is that I find it really hard to live in the moment, because I'm only half there, and the other…Continue
So, me and my friend were arguing. She kept saying how her life was soooo awful and mine is so much better. It was annoying the **** outta me! Her life is so great she has no idea how much she has. but any time I mention all the starving other kids out there whos parents have just been shot dead and who knows what else she goes whatever. Ok, i need to calm down because im getting way to worked up over this.. I had no intention of ever telling anybody until she said this:" yeah, you keep…Continue
Okay, so here is my outline for my report on MD. I would love to have three people to interview and have their personal accounts of MD in my paper. It would all be anonymous, of course. I would truly appreciate it, and it wouldn't take too much time! :)
Maladaptive Daydreaming Outline
I have to do a report on a disorder or disease in my family. I was going to do it on Depression, so that I could interview my mom, but in light of recent events, I decided I would rather not interview her.
So I've decided to do a disorder that affects myself. Cordellia if you could give me some good web pages or references for the discovery and study of MD, I would be very greatful. :)
This will be very weird, considering I haven't told anyone but two people…Continue
Does anyone "check out" during a conversation or during a meeting? Or just on their own? I realized that I do that, but I thought it was "normal" I don't know what it looks like when I do it. I feel like I'm falling into a kind of daze for a few seconds. It happens when I'm tired and bored, or my blood sugar is probably low (I don't have diabetes but I diet). I just stare into space and I feel like I don't want to stop staring but I can snap out of it. I know what's generally happening…Continue
So I'm not really sure why I should write out anything regarding my daydreaming, sometimes it feels like I'm in control, but I am constantly feeling regret for the time I waste deep in my mind versus doing something productive. Gone are the days of daydreaming 6+ hours of my day away, mostly from sheer necessity as I have graduated with a BS degree and hold a job. I supposed my intention and ideal goal for this entry is to express my struggle with daydreaming in a hope that it will help me…Continue
Added by David Brain on March 24, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments
So here I am , 5 years of traveling and seing , nothing , 5 years of doing the same thing and dealing with a problem that did not seam to end , now I'm just 13 , might look like I'm over reacting , maybe I am , but If I think about it it all makes sense , finaly XD , so here I was a little kid , I hear its 'normal' to have imaginaiy friends at that age and sure have your little fantazie land , but up to how long and how often . Most will stop this after a while and go out in the real world…Continue
Added by MMSaber on March 20, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
I'm wondering if this daydreaming is negatively affecting my relationship with my boyfriend. When I can't see him, I daydream about him, or a version of him I think. Therefore, I'm satisfying my need to see him by daydreaming, so when I actually do see him, instead of being all excited because I haven't seen him in a week, I act nonchalant because I just daydreamed about him 30 minutes ago.
I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this same phenomenon. I'm sure someone has, most…Continue
Here is my second story. It's essentially the story-within-a-story of my last story, Miles. I didn't really title it since it's just the actual telling of an old story line and there are too many other characters in my head for this to feel like a real story in itself. Almost none of it's new material.
I didn’t think it would end this way. This wasn’t supposed to happen. You don’t own me, you bitch. You’re mine. …Continue
Here is my first foray into fiction in many years. I've been scared to write about my characters because my world is so vast that it's impossible to pull out a few for a story line. I wrote 2.
In this story, I wanted to confront one of the biggest fears Maladaptive…Continue
I had my last final yesterday, so I'm officially in Spring Break. I'm going through severe anxiety because all the news reports say there's supposed to be a "twin earthquake" to the one in Japan over here, and there's no way my cats and I would survive. I can't imagine surviving and losing them. They're such good little souls. So sweet. In fact, Grendel's waking up & going to be howling for love in a second.
Aside from that, I find myself very listless. I'm not…Continue
I read about Wild Minds in the periodical "Scientific American Minds." I can't believe I'm no longer alone!
I have been a deep daydreamer for most of my life. Often I use daydreaming to remove myself from stressful situations. Does that mean I'm checking out? I don't know. But, thanks, everyone for being here.
Just joined March 13, 2011
When trying to be social with MD, it's easy to imagine a chess game you constantly lose at. If I say this, they'll think/say that. There's no point in saying this, it's too obvious/useless. To further the analogy, I have a horrible time beginning the game ; there's just too many damn possibilities, none of which lead to an obvious place. If I can make it past the awkward start, I have a pretty good time with less pieces on the board. Strategies become more…Continue
I just signed up now and wanted to hear your thoughts on my experience. I have experienced MD ever since I can remember. It was very bad especially during high school, as in I daydreamed practically all day and music was definitely a trigger!! I didn't know how to pay attention in classes and was disconnected with the outside world. My fantasy land consisted always of a boyfriend that I had who either existed and I made up his personality since I didn't know him…Continue
For my grammar class we had to write a few sentences about our role models and then rewrite them. Here is what I wrote. Lol. I kept cracking up because I was so bold. I'm highly impressed with myself for the moment.......not because my writing is genius as this is crap for my grammar class, but because I told the truth and flaunted it. Here's what I wrote. I wonder if my prof is thoroughly puzzled right now.
"Reflect upon the mentors or personalities…Continue
I had a weird experience in my cycling exercise class tonight. The instructor seemed to say something like "Let's not talk to ourselves" (?) The music was on pretty loud but I swear that's what she said. She then went on about focusing on our form and what we're doing. I was surprised and scared and I looked right at her, but she wasn't looking at me and neither was anyone in the class so that's good! But it made me very uncomfortable since that's a bad habit I'm REALLY embarrassed about.…Continue