Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I posted this in the Famous Project thread that escarei started, but I thought I would share here separately, for those who aren't following that post.
I got into character as Alex and conducted my own real interview. It was a lot of fun! I hope more of you make videos like this, even if you just give us the raw, uncut footage. It would be really interesting to me!…Continue
So here's the thing. I used to love maladaptive daydreaming because it gave me a safer happier world to rely on. But now I realized, I could've had so much more in life if I didn't spend hours and hours daydreaming. If I'm not listening to music and pacing in the room, I'm zoning out during study time and engaging in scene playing in my head. Either that or I allow myself to sleep for a period of thirty minutes just so I could engage in some sort of fantasy in my head which then turns into 2…Continue
Hello everyone. I am so glad to have found this site. I am a 50 year old woman who for most of my life thought I was insane because I could not get these voices in my head to go away. I was convinced that I was schizophrenic because I could not get the noise to stop no matter how much I prayed, begged or medicated myself I think I have been on every anti depressant there is. Of course I was depressed because there was so much I wanted to do but could not because I could not focus. I have…Continue
I daydream excessive because of life. It became hard and I need a release. When there are too much to bear and too much to feel I turn them into stories in my head so that the burden may be lighter.
I am not like some people that say they feel alone in a group of friends, but I understand their feeling. I can sympathy with them—the feeling of being an outsider in group where people know each other. I can understand how my MD developed. I was lonely and hurt. I was afraid and…Continue
I've had it. I'm completely at my wits end with all the nonsense. Here's the deal. I have had it with all the people blaming MD for ruining their lives. Regardless of popular belief, MD is NOT uncontrollable and if we ever want to be taken seriously about it we have to be very careful of how 'normal' people understand and perceive it, because I personally don't want society to learn incorrect or blown out of proportion ideas and assumptions about it ,then have myself prescribed on the next…Continue
wowo its been such a long time ive come here . almost a month.. ihave to type fast cuz if mom sees me on the computer and not studying shell scream at me...
the last 2 months have been the most difficult months of my life.. in college i failed for 5 subjects..i couldnt face my classmates after that. evryone knew i had failed because the professors read out the name of failures in the class...
my mom was furious with me... now im under 24 hr surveillance by her ..
i feel so fed…
I told one of the guys in my college class about my MD. Before I told him, I had to watch how he reacted to similar things and he reacted just fine. When I told him, he was very supporting and even recommended me to his teacher/ therapist. I really wanted someone professional to talk to so tomorrow me and his teacher/therapist are going to talk about my MD.
Before you talk to anyone close about your MD, watch them react to different types of situations before even considering…Continue
Hello ladies and gentlemen! What a brilliant night we have, perfect to introduce some new talents, the rising stars of our century! Please welcome:...
Okay, that was enough for playful introduction, let's get to business!
Browsing through this site I read some of your stories and experiences about MD. Quite a lot of you imagine her/himself in these…Continue
I not sure if I should even bother.........I want to tell someone close to me...but................I don't know....................its hard to be open like that to someone.......... someone so close to you...........then I imagine how it would play out.............and then......they would slowly......leave me.............
One of the scariest things I am doing now. I am 19, suck at driving, and my ADHD and MD doesn't help me either.
This site is helping me a lot........but I have been trying to do my essay assignment for over a couple of hours now....and I wrote a sentence.....and then my mind is like "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" "what assignmet?"
Then after my brain is done being stupid I switch to my assignment and there is that one sentence.
5 page essay...one sentence....thanks mind... :(
In my "other world" as I call it, I am the leader of the world known as an Alpha. I am strong, beautiful, courageous and i am not even human there. I am a human who can shift into a wolf. But I am also the dangerous type of shifter called a "beast". My world is full of forest, magical beings and impossible things. Every mythical creature that I know about exist here. They live among humans and they either coexist or hurt them. (Right now, I am just scratching the…Continue
I haven't felt like this in awhile, but I am at such a low point in my self-esteem today (or perhaps sleep deprivation) that I find myself feeling ashamed for no particular reason. Then, of course, I start remembering every little thing I've said or done in the past 7 days that I am embarrassed by, or even have the mild possibility of being embarrassed by. Not to mention the general feeling of discontent in my stomach, like I'm waiting for something, desiring something, needing something…Continue
It's bad enough that someone so talented, an Oscar winner died in his 40s, but then anyone who loses his/her life to addiction is a tragic loss. PSH's death was a grim reminder that addiction and staying clean/sober is a life-long battle.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was clean for 23 years, and then last year he went back to drugs. They found him dead with a syringe sticking out of his arm, and bags of heroin in his apartment. Imagine the kind of self-loathing he must have felt, imagine…Continue