Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
When I found out that there were other people going through what I'm going through; I was extremely excited. I'm not alone anymore and it's such a relief.
I'm currently on winter break for school and I've noticed I've been spending most of it just sitting around dreaming and wasting time. I love to dream and I try and do it…Continue
I realize now why I don't want to stop daydreaming- it's because without MD, I'd still be an awkward person and socially inapt. The only difference is that I'd have no tangible reason for it. MD is something with a name that I can claim as a part of me. Without it, I would go back to being just a weird kid, for no reason at all.
I just want to be something. Anythinig. I have no sense of "me". I guess you could say that I'm scared of the real world, and what it would do to…Continue
I just handed in my final research paper for one of my classes.
Because I handed it in 3 days late, I got a B. My teacher has emphasized that I'm a good writer, with out-of-the-box perspectives, and a "poetic mind" as she call it (lol). I'm not bragging, just trying to emphasize what my grade could have been if I'd handed it in on time. It's a shame really. :(
Why was the paper late? Because my time management is pitiful. Why? Because maladaptive daydreaming…Continue
this is my first post on this board, i found it via research on the excessive daydreaming topic online. I do not know what to write about, I'm a very private person. so I guess I will just tell you that 'valarie winehouse' is in fact not my real name, LOL. For you music buffs it's amy winehouse reference, she is my favorite singer, troubled as she may be...we ALL have our troubles! Anywoo, I am 30, live in PA all my life, live alone, dog died early last year :(. I…Continue
I've been needing some time off. All the stress of spending all day trying to focus enough to pay attention and do a few lousy math problems was exhausting me. Now I'm bored and broke with nothing I can focus enough to do. I play around on the internet all the time, sometimes working on the site, sometimes just reading any & all news for hours. I've played with a few of Chrome's new apps but I'm too dazed to really get into any of the games.
That's the thing. I've been…Continue
In my daydreams, I always dream that everybody loves me. I'm the most important person in the room. Now I think I understand why:
There's this party tonight I was gonna go to. I got all dressed up and stuff...got all pretty... then I just sat down and almost started crying. Based on my past experiences with parties, I know that if I go to this party that no one, and I mean no one, will want to talk to me. I'm not a "cool" kid. I'm just a random 17 year old girl. I'm just "some girl".…Continue
Hypothesis: I figured this would happen.
Experiment: I was doing fine all day. I took my finals, came home and just chilled.
Data: Then, I became bored. Alas, this lead to my down fall.
Conclusion: Keep yourself constantly busy in the early stages.
*sigh* lets hope this doesnt happen again tomorrow. fml.
I feel horrible today. ;/
i've been daydreaming hardcore since saturday.. that's usually when I lock myself in my room and go on my daydreaming binge for the weekend. I get frustrated with this a lot-- i don't feel like being someone else sometimes. I just want to be me. what's happened to my life? where's Anne?…
Sooooooo today... I'd say that I've kept myself busy pretty well. I've felt the need to daydream a couple times when I've had the chance to, but I've resisted, which is interesting for me. See, I'm pretty weak when it comes to giving into…Continue
I've tried this before. Once before. For two months straight, I never paced and daydreamed. I thought my problems were solved.
However, after learning more about this disease, I can see that I didn't really purge myself of it…Continue
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i was digging through some old documents i had saved from art school and i came across this article written by one of my professors about artists being unable to advance their careers simply out of fear. It goes through the various kinds of traps we set for ourselves to fail at our dreams, the fear that it stems from and their various types, the reasons we experience this fear, and ways to overcome it.
so.. what does this have to do with maladaptive…Continue
Here are my notes from Vlog 4. I always type some up in case I choke or forget to say something.
* First, I would like to welcome all the new members to mysite. We're very glad to have you. You've had a lot of greatideas so far, and a lot of you really just want to help,and I think that's just great.
* The next thing I want to talk about is the debate over howto view Maladaptive Daydreaming. I know it's frustrating to have a new condition and on one…Continue
Hey im new here. This website is beautiful. And ive spent the last couple of hours just reading all your posts.
I am a memeber of another website where people discuss MD. Some of you know it.
Id just like to make a post here with my tips on how to control MD. The post will be very long and forgive me but its a hyperlink to the original post. Reason is because the original post is just way too long to even copy paste on here and id like to introduce you guys to the other…Continue
I'd like to start by acknowledging that there are obviously people here for whom this 'disorder' is a serious problem, restricting their lives to large extents. I don't intend to offend any of you with this - I'm just sort of thinking out loud (or typed down, or whatever the written equivalent is).
I've always loved those psychology quizzes - you know the ones where you tick boxes, or rate yourself against some scale, or try to figure out what those Rorschach blots are - but…Continue
I'm a recovering daydreamer now. I've been successful in controlling my daydreams. It's been a long haul, working at it each day over the past six months or so. It's been hard too, but each day it gets easier and easier. I didn't use any medication. I personally don't like taking medications and I believe we have the power to change how our brains work, but after reading other's posts I realize my problem was probably not as intense as others, so my tactic at beating it may not work for…Continue
I recently tried some alternative therapy (Private Subconscious mind Therapy). I felt it worked, and I felt like I received some direction in my life. I got this overwhelming urge to drop everything and go travelling.
For years I’ve felt like I’ve been trapped, and I keep doing the same thing over and over and over again. I still live at home and have a semi-toxic relationship with my parents. I’m not working and I hate the admin jobs I’m qualified for. I’ve pretty much given…Continue
hi, i used to daydream obssesively and stopped for the past 8 or 9 years. I had a character that acompanied me since i was 12 (she was 21) untill i stopped at 26-27 (by then she was 38-40). I had all her life dawn out and added details as i (and her)where aging. also i had another charcter that was younger than the first (she came into my life around 17 and was my age). I had everthing drawn out for them, their paernts siblings boyfirends lovers , their grandparents... everything. And as i…Continue