When I found out that there were other people going through what I'm going through; I was extremely excited. I'm not alone anymore and it's such a relief.

 

I'm currently on winter break for school and I've noticed I've been spending most of it just sitting around dreaming and wasting time. I love to dream and I try and do it after I'm done with important stuff [homework, cleaning the house, catching up on Desperate Housewives, etc.]. I stopped in the middle of one of my dreams and thought to my self  'This really isn't normal.' So I asked a question on Yahoo!Answers and it led me here and to other groups full of people just like me.

 

A few questions; How bad is your dreaming? Do you talk to yourself [or the people you've created] like I do? And do you have difficulty going to bed? [I go to bed almost an hour or two before I actually go to sleep to give myself time to dream.]

 

I just wanted to say hello and to to tell everybody that I'm really glad I found this place. So Hi! And I'm really glad I've found this place. :]

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Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on June 2, 2014 at 7:16pm

Things have changed a bit since I originally posted that comment.  I'm used to my sleeping drugs, so I don't feel so bad anymore.  I sleep well.  Also, I don't care if people catch me daydreaming in public.  If someone says something to me while I'm daydreaming, and I don't hear them, I just ask, "Excuse me, what did you say?  I was daydreaming."  No one cares.  People in school may be a bit more judgmental, but that's their problem, and you won't be around them forever.  Learning to accept yourself and not to judge yourself is key.  

Comment by The1andonlyAbber on June 2, 2014 at 7:09pm
@Cordellia Amethyste Rose, yeah, suddenly daydreaming gets really awkward. I daydream at school when I walk the hallways in between classes. A character will do something funny and I'll laugh, or worse, a character will do something bad and I'll either glare savagely or have a deer-in-the-headlights expression. Luckily the hallways are so crowded that nobody notices. Otherwise everyone in my school would think that I hate them.
Comment by Ris Smith on January 4, 2011 at 9:26am
hey.

well firstly this is day 1 for me, and i feel like i'm in the AA, i really don't want to acknowedge my problem nor talk about it... but here we gooo...

when i was little i had imaginary friends, and we were constanly in random places exploring and having a great time. looking back now i realise that it wasn't normal how vivid my daydreams were with them and how were were never in my house, but underground or in tunnels or something.

i've known this was a problem when i hit highschool, when my grades were slipping because i sucked at studying and never did well on tests. i had to go as so far as to take endlessly long notes in class as well as doodle to keep myself listening and focusing on what the teacher had to say. and after years of doodling i took up animation, as art seemed to be the only thing that allowed me both to daydream and still do well.


22 now, and i struggle to stay in touch with the real world every now and then. i usually look forward to when i go to sleep and long drives as i can properly zone out and not have to worry about how i look. and yes, unless i'm really tired, it usually takes between 1 to 2 hours for sleep to come.
Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on December 30, 2010 at 1:14pm

Hi Monique.  My daydreaming is pretty bad.  I've been doing it all my life, and it was a real addiction by the time I was 8 or 9.  I knew it was a problem very young, and unfortunately it's gotten worse.  The consequences have been pretty drastic, but I'm trying to work through it and not get too down on myself.  

I do talk to myself...........but not when I'm in my daydream world.  What's embarrassing is that I make facial expressions that correspond to what I'm doing in my daydream world.  I really go in & out of my daydream world constantly, so it happens while I'm in public.  I'll be walking to the store or something and one of my characters will say or do something funny and I'll start snickering uncontrollably.  I hate that.  As for my sleep, it's so bad that I have no hope of sleeping without strong drugs.  I get horribly, horribly sick if I don't sleep enough, so it's really bad.  I like to daydream before bed.........but often it would keep me up all night.  Anyway, this is going to be a long, slow process, so I'm not stressing about it.  I'm fighting to reclaim my life and advocate for all of us.  

 

I'm glad you came here.  You sound like a lot of us.  Plus you seem to have a great attitude.  Welcome.  

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