Where wild minds come to rest
I've found this book by Byron Katie "Loving What Is". I think it is wonderful, especially for us daydreamers, who want to escape from our problems. Byron Katie wants us to see the reality, as it is, without having negative thoughts about it. She uses four questions to find the reality behind the problems. She doesn't want us to ignore the problems, but just to see the facts and the reality. This will lead to a peaceful mind. She says we can only care about our business, so it is important to…Continue
Since as long as I can remember I've had an "overactive imagination." My parents would chuckle about how I talked myself to sleep my entire childhood.
I always have and only have been able to fall asleep daydreaming. The severity of it comes and goes throughout the years. I have phases and periods of time where it bleeds into my responsibilities. Causes problems. But I go through long periods of time where it isn't a problem. At least not from my perspective.
But I want to talk…Continue
Today, Septemnber 7th, is a date i always refer back to when reflecting on my life. Ive spent all of my life with MDD. But once i started middle school in 2004, thats when my DDing took a drastic turn. Thats when it became uncontrollable. It was definetly a coming of time in my life. But i feel as if my MDD stunted my growth. I cannot seem to let go of my past. Having MDD feels like having a time machine. I can go back and fix certain things and picture how my life wouldve been different.…Continue
I made a plan to stop daydreaming all together once school started this fall. I was going to focus on my education and get a job. My plan was a complete fail. I've been pretty stressed out since summer ended and now I'm daydreaming even more. Daydreaming wouldn't be so bad if it didn't use up all my free time and get in the way of my responsibilities. I just feel so bummed out at this point.
What world prefer, the "reality" or the fantasy?
This post was posted on my blog on blogger, but I feel like I should cross post it here. I've read a lot of Maladaptive Daydreaming blogs on the internet, and it seems like most people have a two step recovery plan:
I just got back into the hospital. I could have died, yet they still don't know what happened. I remember being in bed and being out of it. At some point, I realized I'd been in bed for a day and texted that to Michael. I was freaked out but too out of it to do anything. I fed the kitties and went back to bed.
Then, I think it was the next day, I was sleeping and got a knock on my door. It was my friend, Michael, and my apartment manager, Roz. They looked like they'd…Continue
Does anybody else do this? I daydream SO much before I go to bed, its literally insane! I toss and turn in my bed but my mind is somewhere else, I can't go to sleep! I try to shut my eyes and just forget about it but you know that rush of excitement you get from daydreaming that just shakes your nerves? My head is somewhere else while all I want is to be in bed! I stay up late just tossing and turning, daydreaming my sleep away!
It's been a while since I came on here and posted. I'm kind of bored, and wanted to write down some of my daydream plots. As some of you know, I like to think of myself as a 'technical' DDer. I like to get very in depth with my daydreams, most of which revolve around science and technology. I want to go through one with you, but it's too long for one post. Below is just the first part. After writing this, I realized it was hard to tell what part of my daydream is fiction…Continue
I am 16 years old and I can no longer remember a time where I didn't use daydreaming as a form of escapism. It started when I was really young, as I would use it to help me fall asleep. It then progressed as I got older, when I listen to music - I daydream, when I watch TV or movies - I daydream, when I go to bed or whenever I'm by myself - I daydream. It is a huge part of my life and if I did ever choose to make an attempt to stop, my life would be completely different.
I don't know…Continue
I'm Jennifer, and I'm 16 years old. I've been struggling with MD for years.