Where wild minds come to rest
Hope you're all looking forward to xmas, I know I am.
This is the first xmas where I've been able to pin point my daydreaming problem (I mean actually give it a name) and I'm intrigued to see whether I am distracted enough to put it to one side.
So far though, my daydreams have taken on a xmas theme, it's as though I'd rather live xmas in my head, which is a shame. I've been on a few nights out with friends for xmas too and noticed…Continue
I don't really understand exactly how the Yahoo! Groups work, but I get emails from the MD one I joined, and one person had this really good little idea I think I'll try.
This is what they said:
"Not sure if anyone else does this but to help me get my school work done i make up plots that involve that work. When i was younger i hated cleaning my room so i would pretend i was a maid in this foreign castle or i would pretend i just bought this run down shop and needed…
When I daydream I dont stare into space or at a wall. Never. But I have all the other symptoms. Just curious to see if anyone else does it without dazing off.
It was worse when I was younger because I didn't hide as much when I daydreamed. I also didn't control as how often I went into my own little worlds. I started around age 6. I remember doing it on the playground. I would hold my hands in a certain tight kind of way if I didn't have an object. I played alone. I was shy.
I remember my mom getting mad at me one day and asked if I was cold and why my arms were twisted upon my chest with my hands enclosed. I was really embarrased. I…Continue
First, I want to say thank you for all your supportive comments. I have looked at daydreaming as something to get rid of for over thirty years. I have never considered it as something to manage. I thought of it as a neutral activity, like vacuuming. Now that I have changed directions and am looking at it from a different perspective, I realize I have feelings involved. For one thing daydreaming makes me feel safe and secure. Secondly, when I move away from it, I have feelings of…Continue
Added by Amy Buttz on December 14, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
OK, maybe this should be a discussion on the forum, I'm never really sure of where to post things :P
Anyway, I just Googled 'I'm tired should I drink coffee', which I know is weird, but I was bored, so I typed in something random. I think that's how I found this site. I clicked on a link, which then led me to a website telling me about DSPS, or delayed sleep phase syndrome.
I've recently developed a habit of keeping myself up late for no good reason, which I then regret in the…Continue
I know this is an odd post, but I was wondering if anyone has had contact with Jennifer recently. Her last post was about having an incident where she bit her arm during a daydream. She was concerned about it. Next thing I know she hasn't posted (she ususally does it frequently) in a long while and she also disappeared from my friend list. I was just concerned if she was ok. Does anyone have any information on her?
I think I do this because it feels more real to me, Because it's pretty, And I only play in my mind attractive people, Never unattractive people for some reason. I won't talk out loud though. I'm sure some sounds come out and I'm sure my face expressions are strange. But I'm 20 years old, So if anyone comes over I have to hide my Barbie. This sounds crazy but my barbie is even a little worned out and has a slightly broken neck from squeezing her.
spent 2.5 hours in the dentist chair getting a temporary crown. Daydreaming made it go by so much faster.
I am new to this site and discussing my daydreaming is something new to me. I figured I would make the most of this opportunity and read, comment, encourage, learn, etc. So I have been reading through different discussions that interest or apply to me and now my anxiety is through the roof and I feel like crying. I feel like I have jumped into the ocean with no floatation device. Ha! My daydreaming is at a minimum right now. Guess anxiety lessens the daydreaming. I don't understand…Continue
hello people, I haven't been on this site in quite some time now however,
I do have a blog (I'm 15 soo maybe some teens can relate or just anyone :) )
follow me or leave comments and tell me what you guys think.
so my friends dared me to join an online dating site- so I did.
Firstly, it's really quite overwhelming. I did allow them to choose some people for me to talk with and I kept a few conversations going for awhile.
I know that dating sites are generally not too great of an idea, haha but after awhile it really got to be a bit much. It sounds odd but talking with these people (even online) made me really uncomfortable. For starters, i didn't feel real. Not even over text, it all…Continue
So I have been thinking about how to live with MDD, instead of trying to get rid of it. This has really eased up a lot of the stress I have over this particular part of my life. So, here is what I have come up with so far. 1. My relationship with God comes first. I don't want my daydreaming to run my life instead of God. 2. Real people come before imaginary people. I don't want to lose my grip on the relationships I have in real life. 3. Make sure my responsibilities are taken care…Continue
Here's the story of David, one of my daydream characters. He was Becca's first boyfriend.
Have you ever felt you were born in the wrong time? Seem to relate more to movies or stories from a certain time period. Or is it just feeling you don't quite fit, regardless of why. I have always felt that way. Like you are playing a part while you wait to go back to real life but you are stuck in the play.
My goal in dealing with daydreaming has always been eradication. Quite frankly, though, nothing has worked. Anything I have done to try and stop this has failed miserably. The brief periods where I have put the daydreaming off, did not make it go away. In fact, that usually makes it come back even stronger and makes me hypersensitive to my main triggers and other things that aren't normally triggers, set it off. So, after doing some reading about this whole situation, I have been…Continue
I've spent a lot of time in my life around people were kind of...emotionally volatile and very dramatic. One of these people, a former roommate of mine, was extremely insecure and very socially awkward. He was moody, kind of catty, and he got rejected by people so often, he started to reject people before they even had a chance to reject him. He was often very suicidal.
(But I wouldn't be surprised if he also had a very rich fantasy life.)
But, through living with him, I also…Continue
So I joined this site about a year ago when I first came across the idea of Maladaptive Daydreaming and got the feeling that that was what was going on with me. I promptly forgot about it as life got busy again, but over the course of this year it’s become more and more clear to me that, while I don't know if I have MD or not, my daydreaming habits aren't like other people's and are one of the major factors in the (particularly) academic stresses I've been having recently.
Added by Charlotte on December 2, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
First of all, I have been hearing about other peoples' triggers and been thinking about mine. I know T.V. and movies are big ones. Words are a big one too. I love words, the way they look and the way they feel in my mouth when I say them. It is like rollling some delicious morsel around on my tongue. In junior high, I started a very elaborate daydream based on the words, "cool, smooth doorknob." It persists to this day and grows and changes. I am an older woman and did not grow up…Continue
Hi, I am new here, Forgive me if this sounds disjointed, because even though I have been daydreaming for over thirty years, I have only been talking about it as an issue for a few years. I was so happy to find this website. Several years ago, I realized the biggest challenge I had every day was daydreaming. I tried to find information, but couldn't. Every now and again I would check and finally came across this website.
I have been daydreaming since I was twelve years old. I…Continue