Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
This is a long post, but here it goes...
Dd’ing is something i’ve done all my life. I started when i was 4 or 5 and just kept doing it. It’s fine for a child but problematic for an adult.
This is not to say that daydreaming is bad, but that dd’ing excessively serves a purpose that is unhealthy for me. Daydreaming is a way to get what i want without trying, to have great moments in my imagination without risking rejection, and to feel powerful without any…Continue
This is just something from observation, but i get the impression that there are 3 kinds of people on this site:
I really need somebody to talk to. I've never felt this depressed and heavy-hearted before, and I'm very worried it's going to last a long time and get worse. As if, this is it: my MD has stopped being a coping mechanism, and it's now working against me. A melanchic reminder. Does anyone else go through this? Used to be my MDs make me happy, but now... How about you? Does it alternate for you guys?
Also, another question: What effect do you think caffeine has on your…Continue
Repeating the scenario in endless loop with slightly different variations is my main problem if not the problem.
For the St.Patrick's day I went to watch the parade and on the way back I met an important political figure. I discussed with him one of the issues I am passionate about. During this dialogue I made a blunder. Since this even happened I repeat this scenario with slight modifications endlessly imagining that I said a few different things and made a joke or…Continue
Added by ChicagoRuminator on March 15, 2017 at 5:39pm — No Comments
I intend to update this post many times to capture all the symptoms. So typical of my condition...repetition to get it right! :)
I am not your typical MDDer but I ruminate a lot. I even observed this condition in my father when I was a kid. As I grew older I see how my life is becoming similar to my father's. Life's big tasks are not attended and anything that is of big consequence gets postponed or delayed or not done at all because whenever I attempt to do such tasks I get lost in…Continue
Added by ChicagoRuminator on March 8, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments
(Visual of me in my world as a General Edward Stratton, of the FSKDF)
That's it guys, I've done it. I have figured out how to properly channel my MD into something productive. I have created and am currently working on a magazine that is a conglomerate of my and other people's daydreams. Channeling my daydreams into something productive like this…Continue
As u are out of your DD ,grasped to reality to do something and not feel connected to it ?
I am grateful that this site actually exists because I have known all my life that there is an energy and time drain in my life that is keeping me from achieving my full potential. I was never confident about my hardworking capabilities but I know if I was given a physical task I know I can work hard and complete it but like most people I am doing knowledge based work and I always get lost in my thoughts and before I know it the deadline is very close or has passed!
I am a…Continue