Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I came up with the idea for an easy shop of things made by members of WM. I'd take a small amount of the profits each person sells, like %10. It could be anything from a painting to sculpture, anything sellable. I dont know if anyone would be interested, though. What do you think?
Does anyone have advice for speaking with family or individual family members about MD?
As you can see I am continuing to analyze myself. Once I've found out about my maladaptive daydreaming, I am trying to observe my emotions and actions. I asked myself "What keeps my mind in real life?". What makes me more interested in reality and my presence here and now?
The answer for me is kind a ironic. It's creative activity, all sorts of it. For example, I get excited by drawing. It makes my mind busy and keeps my mood up. I've always liked to draw, but now I see it as…Continue
The reason why I began to search my condition was that one day I felt dissapointed in my real life. Suddenly, I felt pity of myself because I would never be as successful, as beautiful or charming as I was in my dreams. Then I stopped and realized that I am dreaming my time away instead of making those dreams happen. Instead of doing something which would let me, for example, improve at my work or make me feel beautiful, I just dreamed of time that I am already all of that.
Two years ago, i looked up "excessive daydreaming" on youtube. I found a video about mdd. Two hours later, i would happen upon this place. It was here that my life turned around. I was met by people who were friendly, kind, and taught me soo much you cannot believe. They listened to me, and we became friends. I had friends. Not the "friends" i met at school who would undoubtedly talk about me behind my back. I told them my darkest secrets, and they embraced them. I met people who felt the…Continue
I don't remember when I started creating stories in my mind but I did notice that suddenly it was all I could think about.
I can't count how many worlds I create and how many I destroyed. I'm a bit dark and I like destruction. I like to inflict myself pain and sadness in my daydream. I like to face terrible events, tragedies, self-harm, anger, all the types of negative feelings. It's kind of ironic because in real life, I suffer a lot, too much maybe. But…Continue
Hi all readers,
This is my first blog post and have recently joined as well. i was in dire need of sharing rather pouring my heart out and i am writing it here because i sont know if i tell this to any other be it my friend or family will listen to me without judging or considering me naive.
Well i had a good job worked in an MNC where i was so excited to join but unfortunately had to leave job so yes i am jobless with 0% confidence that i vl fetch another job let alone…
I am not a native English speaker, so excuse me for my mistakes.
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Why I named this post a sudden realization?
Because I clearly realized my problem only yesterday. I always knew that it is something strange about me, but I thought that maybe it is my brain's unique way to process things.
In short, after a week I was hung up on my last fantasy, yesterday…Continue
As my menstrual cycle peak time approaches my MDD gets, well, excessive. I always noticed this. But I realized something else my MDD started at age 11 which I always thought was related to the day that the ambulance came to my home for my dad when he had his stroke. But age 11 is when I hit puberty.
If my MDD elevates and goes down with my menstrual cycle, some chemical imbalance could be an underlying contributor. How did I not see this earlier. But what tests should I get done? I'm…Continue
I have been avoiding posting about this topic and find it very disconcerting to write about, but I think it's important that I get some advice from a crowd that would understand (you guys).
I have been married for a couple years, my husband knows about my daydreaming, but doesn't really understand the extent of how it affects our marriage, mainly our sex life.
The themes of my daydreams are usually of the violence-self idealization categories sometimes…Continue
Recently I've started to actually try and use my MD to do something productive like write a book, has anyone else been doing this?
Do you guys ever wonder why counselors don't know much about MD, or even why its not an official (I don't know what to technically call it) mental issue/disorder?
im desperate for human connection. I don't go on here very often anymore, but I thought where better to look than a place where people understand and don't judge me. I really miss laughing more than anything. I even wrote a blog about it. so if anyone is looking for humor and friendship, I am also. please, I need to talk to people and connect with them. I don't know how to be more up front about it. I hope there is someone out there listening. if there is, ill be waiting.
As I see, most of the people here don't just daydream. They also wanted to become a writer and to get published someday. I have the same aim and I've been writing all of my life. But recently the flow of ideas suddenly stopped when I was writing the same novel that I've been writing for three years! I don't know what to do and I think I'm having a writers block! It's funny because before I always know what to write next chapter but right now I feel stuck. Stagnant. I really don't know what…Continue
I'm a frustrated singer but that didn't stop me to dream that someday I can be one. One of my all time favorite singer was Amy lee from Evanescence. I'm so freaking amazed by her voice. I often daydream having the same voice as her because isn't it great? I love her Music but sometimes, I would also daydream about being a Pop star. I know that the girl in my head is another person in me without a body and I even named her Emry. Emry has a backstory. Despite of all her success from her…Continue