Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Warning : This will be a very long post but please bear with it.
I have had MD since I was 8 ( or maybe younger I don't really remember) My journey of recovery can be described in 3 stages.
1) The first stage : This is when I knew I was MDing and also knew that it is causing a lots of problems in my social and academic life. I wanted to stop doing it but did not know how to. So I used to think that once I fulfill all my wishes then my MD would be over. Because my innocent mind…Continue
Have any of you ever had a person in mind whose vibe or style you've wanted to emulate so much that you end up integrating that vibe into your MD world self? It can be either a celebrity or just any person in your life, whose cool nature we feel like imitating. For me, recently, I've wanted to have the swagger and the attitude of a Pakistani Singer named Imran Khan whom I listen too quite often. He has this really cool confidence which I've always wanted. Do you have anyone like that?
I spent my whole life looking forward to friends and relationships, and this actually could've happened, if I wasn't living on another planet. When I was a kid, I used to ponder around my room and other parts of the house, imagining situations of how I could meet young people in my area. I'd stand in our shady family office, looking at drawings and poetry, wishing that friends would suddenly pop out of nowhere and say hi. All I had to do was talk to my classmates, get their phone…Continue
This video shows exactly what we do when we MD. Lot of times, my mum and brother have caught me in this stage. Lot of other videos too in this channel about MD. Worth checking it out, y'all.
Added by Kiruba Victor on May 14, 2021 at 11:12pm — No Comments
[Trigger warning: mentions sexual abuse].
Hello lovely people! It's so great to meet you all.
I found out I had MD last night, despite having it all my life. I had a very intense reaction as so many things made sense suddenly, but it is also validating because now I know for sure that I'm not making up any of my problems, going "crazy" etc. And I am so grateful to know that I am not alone anymore.
But I am finding it very difficult dealing with the knowledge that MD is…Continue
I've found this video of a therapist talking about MD! I hope it helps!
Lately I've been falling back into my old habits with MD... I thought I had gotten over it, but the way school has going and the fact that I recently made some OCs that are always on my mind isn't exactly helping... I can't say for sure if it will be as bad as it as before (I can't remember large swathes of the period of time when my MD was at its worst) but I'd rather not return to it at all. I find myself zoning out in class into the new universe in my head, and my grades are suffering…Continue
Hi everyone! There seems to be a new questionnaire and study participation possibility for MD:
Sense of Agency in unusual forms of nocturnal dreaming and daydreaming
Accessible under: http://soffer-dudek-lab.com/
When I was doing MD, I thought it was awesome. It lulled me into complacency and I'd spend hours staring away into a fuge, with glowing hopes things will eventually go my way. Unfortunately, it dug me into a deeper hole. Nobody knew my satisfaction as I have, but they didn't understand why my eyes had a distant stare, why I moved funny, didn't talk much and why I almost wasn't ever listening. It clearly proved to them that I was in another world. To myself, I believed I can do…Continue
I tend to be inspired by people from movies and TV series, and often wish I had their lives and personas. I know for sure that I'm not those characters. I don't have their skill sets, minds, looks and their coolness. I work remotely at home, and it can be very boring, so sometimes I imagine myself as a doctor or computer programmer in a science fiction action film.
Sometimes when I get out there and do what I like, it's still a challenge, because I'm an extremely quiet…
so mostly in my mds the characters are me or bollywood version of me, and all the people i know. they are just sort of watching everything that is happening. mostly they are people with whom i have recently tackled except my ex of course! like the ones i recently met or the ones i had a conversation with online. things like there...(so let me call these people plus-people, with whom i tackled lately or something happened with them )
and mostly my mds include me winning a football…Continue
I wonder if anyone else with MD struggles with this, too, but sometimes I have trouble finding something to think about. Like how an artist has an art block. Majority of the time I can easily find a story to entertain me, and when I do I'll often spend hours daydreaming just about it, and sometimes I'll even continue it for days or even weeks afterwards. But every now and again I just feel kind of drained where I can't think of anything. I still have this, kinda like an intense urge, to go…Continue
I used to think MD was cool. Kind of like when someone smokes. I was a young kid, and didn't know what harm MD can actually do. I did believe that MD was assuring me that life will get better and adventurous, at that. So I looked forward to experiencing an amazing life. What I didn't realize is that MD was lying to me the whole time. It didn't promise anything of the sort. It was just a sequence of entertaining stories in my head that kept me going. I have noticed while I was doing…Continue
I have been daydreaming ever since I was a kid- different fantacies at different stages in life. Ultimately this impacted my social life, my observation skills, my personality and my studies. I did manage to score good marks, but I alone know how much I struggled to focus. I have discussed this with my family, but no one seemed to take this seriously.
I have often felt alone, felt like I was the only one with this issue. I was surprised to learn that there are so many sailing on this…Continue
Added by Ani De on March 22, 2021 at 12:19am — No Comments