Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I used to think MD was cool. Kind of like when someone smokes. I was a young kid, and didn't know what harm MD can actually do. I did believe that MD was assuring me that life will get better and adventurous, at that. So I looked forward to experiencing an amazing life. What I didn't realize is that MD was lying to me the whole time. It didn't promise anything of the sort. It was just a sequence of entertaining stories in my head that kept me going. I have noticed while I was doing…Continue
I have been daydreaming ever since I was a kid- different fantacies at different stages in life. Ultimately this impacted my social life, my observation skills, my personality and my studies. I did manage to score good marks, but I alone know how much I struggled to focus. I have discussed this with my family, but no one seemed to take this seriously.
I have often felt alone, felt like I was the only one with this issue. I was surprised to learn that there are so many sailing on this…Continue
Added by Ani De on March 22, 2021 at 12:19am — No Comments
I lost control over my live. Im daydreaming between 5-8Hours a day. I have to learn for an exam but i cant force myself to learn. I lost years By doing Nohting than daydreaming. No one knows That i am Daydreaming and i cant Tell anybody because i know they will make fun of it.
Added by Andie on March 17, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments
Hi, this is my first blog post. I joined a while ago but I've been too nervous to use the website.
I wanted to share an experience that I had a couple nights ago that kind of scared me. I normally listen to music while daydreaming at night, typically very late into the morning (sometimes up until after 6 am). Sometimes I think about very sad things that cause me to stay awake.
I was having one of those *moments*- if that's what I should call it- when I was daydreaming about…Continue
Added by Trinity on March 16, 2021 at 2:34pm — No Comments
We maladaptive daydreamers spend so much time and emotion on imaginary people in our head. But we must come to the realisation that even if our imaginary friend comes to life we wont be happy. Some people think that the only solution to maladaptive daydreaming is to make those daydreams come true , convert them into reality, make their real world so perfect that there won't be any need to daydream. But that's not true. Because MD is not like normal dreams, you wont get happiness by…Continue
Added by Xyz on March 10, 2021 at 11:51am — No Comments
Ever since I was so young, I preferred my fantasies over real individuals and events. I took the way life looked for granted. I hoped to someday meet my ideal boyfriend. Thing is, the kind of friends I sought could never be ideal or perfect. For the past twenty years, I'd stare at a wall or the floor and imaging an ideal life and relationship. Then important matters would pop up, and I'd snap my face awake and realize I'm making it all up. If I took action and made things happen. Not…
Added by Jessica Ballantyne on March 8, 2021 at 1:32pm — No Comments
I have been daydreaming for a very long time. It wasn't so bad when I was in school because I could throw myself into homework and projects. But once I graduated from college, it got out of control. I imagined right after I graduated, that I would be discovered and nurtured by a mentor and become successful. I didn't know what I wanted to do and I didn't do anything but wait, and daydream and imagined something better would come along. I applied this principle to my relationships and…Continue