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21 one days, i have gone now without daydreaming. they say that 21 is the magic number, 3 weeks is what it takes to break a habit. i saw this day as a glorious golden day when all my problems would just disappear. silly i know. maladaptive daydreaming is not a habit, its an addiction. I still have a long journey ahead of me if i really want to stop. I'm getting used to it though and i have hope for the future. I've tried to stop before but never made it this far. i feel stronger that ever before, more determined, more focused, more committed. when i want to daydream i tell myself i can't. i remind myself of all the days and nights i wasted, the rivers of tears i shed during my daydreams, and in my frustration of not being able to stop or control them. the thing is idk how i stopped. i give all the credit to God, i prayed for countless hours asking I'm to help me, and he has. now i just try to surround myself with people as much as possible and other activities, but of course theres still down time when I'm alone, and i just recite my poem and ask him for strength. I'm hoping to continue for many more weeks and months and years, and that little by little i can learn to daydream like a normal person without getting sucked back in. its scary to continue but i have hope that i will succeed. 

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Comment by fantastor on September 14, 2014 at 6:50am

I am so happy to know about 21-day rule. Because it is 14 days for me without MD. I am quit cold turkey and not sure how effective it will be. I read that it is a rather shallow approach and will work for only a limited time and that the MD will relapse sooner or later. I will have my fingers crossed.

I would be interested to know how you have gone without daydreaming. Is it avoiding triggers, sheer will power, mindfullness, meditation, others.

Comment by Gwenevere on September 9, 2014 at 9:56pm

Wow, that's impressive, Becca.  God bless.  

Comment by cltreader on September 4, 2014 at 4:59pm

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful to hear. You are giving me hope.  

Comment by The1andonlyAbber on September 3, 2014 at 6:45pm
Yay! I'm so happy for you! :-D

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