Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I have no idea if this will reach the people it is intended for, or anyone at all. But it's been on my mind for a while, and I need to get it out. I need someone to know.
Many years ago (or so it seems), when I first discovered this site, and that my particular affliction wasn't so unique as I had thought, that I wasn't as displaced in this world as I felt, I became quite an active member. After all those years of feeling chained up, I was desperate for a release, for an…
Talking about the depth of dreams and the variety of ways and reasons we daydream, we can all agree that it starts with a thought. We generate our thoughts through experience and some are good and some are bad, reacting in pleasurable or not so pleasurable reactions. In my book “Vivid Imagination” I want to discuss some chosen chapters out of that I believe are great topics in understanding where Maladaptive daydreamers are coming from.
I am a believer that our dreams have great…
Added by Jonathan Brown on March 30, 2020 at 7:22am — No Comments
Hi everyone! My name's Ivana and I'm 25 and living in the UK.
I found this forum because I am finally facing the reality the I'm never going to stop my MDDing unless I start taking tangible actions as nothing appears to be working for me.
I've become trapped in an inescapable cycle of MDDing and desperately wanting to quit as I feel like I've lost my life. I want to stop more than anything, even if my 'real' life doesn't make me happy as…
Added by Ivana on December 14, 2019 at 7:29am — No Comments
It is 2019. I am 27 and I have spent countless hours of my life living in a daydream. Yes, I know its not real but the pull to escape the harsh reality of life is something so strong that I cannot deny. I was terminated from a teaching job for failing to perform to their standards in February and I have yet to find a job since then. When I am not daydreaming, I am suicidal and inundated with self-doubt. I have yet to convince myself a reason to be here other than my daydreams. I am taking…Continue
Added by SuSu on August 19, 2019 at 8:25am — No Comments
I'm new here. I'm sure that is a common sentiment to see.
I'm kind of relieved, to be honest, that I have found people who function like me. I daydream a copious amount, and I am also a music listener/pacer for my daydreams. I used to think I had it under control. Now, I am in college, and it't like I rearrange my life to make time just for the hours of daydreaming. I'm still mostly appearing as functional on the outside - I'm known as an extrovert, I make sure to go to just…Continue
Added by lofi-lex on July 10, 2019 at 6:43pm — No Comments
I didn't know MDD was a thing the first time I consciously decided to daydream. I was in elementary school and I'd been having problems falling asleep. I'd initially tried to think of a black hole that would swallow me up, hoping that sleep would take me like that black hole. It didn't really work. So I started reading the Harry Potter series before I went to bed, reading until I got sleepy, just like I'd seen my mom do before she went to bed. That just kept me up later because I didn't want…Continue
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I’m currently doing my A Levels but just can’t concentrate on revision because I keep daydreaming! It’s so irritating because it’s not a distraction I can just put in another room (e.g phone) it’s always there:/ if anyone has any tips they would be seriously appreciated:)
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This is my first post on this site and frankly I was amazed that there are so few websites to share on, even while a child dreams (either at night or day) were seen as too personal to talk about and were never mention, so it's only recently that I realized that I'm the only person in my friendship group whose mind still wanders like that. This discovery came from a friend asking why I've been spacing out so often recently which caused me to question the impact my daydreams are having on my…Continue
Added by Dylan on April 29, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments
I thought I would one day reach the age where I no longer have to daydream. I thought that one day I would be able to express my true self with courage and optimism of the future and what it would hold. However, time passed and my draydreams hadnt stopped but only evolved. I wish I had time to go back and not live in my daydream but I cant. I am 26 and I fear that I have wasted so much time not doing a lot of things I was supposed to be doing. I feel like I dont have any goals. I feel like I…Continue
Hi everyone! So the semester just ended like two weeks ago for me so I have a few new classes. One of which is gym, Well I didn't know anyone going into my gym class and I've already made friends with all of the girls (there are only six of us girls in total) and then there's one guy who is a freshman (I'm a sophomore) who smiles at me and is nice. Well, just a little background before I get into this daydream I had... this freshman was on my boyfriend's soccer team and so he knows that I…Continue
Hi everyone, so I am not sure if I have MD,
I had some family issues + I was never talkative for the majority of my childhood, so I have always been pretty proud of my imagination b/c it kept me entertained + happy when I needed it the most. I didn't mind b/c it was my best survival tool. Now, I've moved away from home for school and have lots of really nice people as friends, but daydreams are not helping me.
Since I was young, I have this habit of walking +…Continue
just discovered I very probably have MD, I just meet all the requirements, the obsessive fantasizing, being a hero, doing grand things for humanity, etc, etc... when I look at it from a distance (in one of those rare moments....) I think my thinking is actually very obsessed with
a) myself: my desires, frustrations, angers, irriatation
b) the future: always seeing a bright future full of succes, money, stardom , etc, etc
well the thing is, I really have…Continue
I don’t know how to start this but it was going so well in morning, in my day dream. Now at this point there will be so many grammar. I have 7 novel worthy imagination plus hundreds o movie sequel and prequel in my mind with I as a main character. Honestly I didn’t know Maladaptive daydreaming was a thing until I came across this. For my belief this…Continue