Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I often daydream about being the World's greatest, most creative, most respected, most haunting, super-legendary, aspiring, inimitable, audience manipulating, perfect, god-like, tyrannical, unforgettable, mentally insane, Oscar-winning, award-winning, auteur, and gut-wrenching Japanese-American computer animation masterpiece-maker , cinephile, movie buff, film critic, author, digital artist, comic book artist, stop motion masterpiece-maker, anime masterpiece-maker, video game…Continue
After several failed attempts to stop my MD, I've come to terms with the fact that I may never be able to get rid of it. In the world today, there is just too much stimulus for me to make a solid attempt at stopping. Especially now that I'm going into a career field wherein I have to sit on a computer most of the day.
I decided to approach it from a different perspective, why don't I try to condition my compulsion into something positive. So, instead of walking around rubbing my hands…Continue
I was diagnosed with social anxiety several years ago. It’s a condition I’ve had since before I started school. As a result, I’ve found it difficult to make friends and have meaningful relationships and experience life fully in general.
I had two best friends when I was in elementary school. We were inseparable. However, in fourth grade we kind of somehow went our separate ways. They started hanging out with other people while I was left alone.
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Well, I’m going to identify myself as a G, because I don’t really like my name and it’s big. And sorry for the English, I’m from Brazil and have some difficulties in this language. I just wanted to ... well, say hello. I discovered this forum this week and MD a few weeks ago. Before I thought I was crazy, a freak, something unsolved. I’ve done a lot of research into any similar condition in psychology, but I don’t think I’ve expressed myself well. I do this because I understand myself…Continue
For all my daydreamers, I beg you, do something creative.
By doing I mean dedicate your life, or half while you make a living in some job, to make something with your hands or body. You spend so much time in your mind, in a land filled with adventure and conflict, all the emotions you feel trapped in a character that is you-enough to feel. This, right there, is perfect warm fertile ground for art to be born.
What is art but the caption of human emotions and beauty. The beauty…Continue
Just an introduction really
I have been addicted to fantasy and daydreaming since around the age of 6.
I never realised so many people have similar kinds of experiences. I am prone to pacing around, muttering to myself, gesturing with my arms, lost in fantasy and reverie, with often very detailed and elaborate fantasies about situations or people playing out in my head.
I think it all started seemingly harmlessly enough - I would imitate scenes from films and…Continue
i will tell you about the content of my daydreams, because I believe it would help me to do so. I also have been writing them down and it is extremely embarassing to me. I would apprechiate any comments on what I need to improve in my life to reduce my daydreaming.
To preface this daydream, it is especially dumb and racist if you hate me for it you are right to do so.
I am sitting at a table in a restaurant with a band (i am a musician irl…Continue
Has anyone read or watched this movie: Im thinking about ending things?
Ive watched the movie and I was wondering if the movie was talking about MDD so Ive read the book and YES it was!
So, if you havent watched, watch it or read it now! And then come back so we discuss it!
I want to tell you about my experience with MD, because I don't recognize myself in most accounts of it, and I want to see if someone else can relate with my own account.
First difference between my experience and the descriptions I find online: the content of my daydreams is NOT positive. It's always negative. I call them "daymares": plots usually involve a loved person dying, or me or someone else being sick, and other catastrophes of some type. It's…Continue