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There are many members here and people over the net who are trying to stop Daydreaming. I have came across videos, articles, etc on tips to control and eventually stop daydreaming. Still I often wonder is there anyone else who just does not have the desire to stop? I am aware that MDD can be a burden, hard to control, but still I can not find myself having the desire to stop. I know part of the reason I do not want to stop is due to the addicting effects of it. There is also the fear of having my escape taken away from me. I have had MDD so long can I even live or cope without using it? Mind you my daydreaming also goes hand in hand with my creativity. So without MDD am I just nothing? Will all my creativity, all that I am fade away as if it never was??

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Comment by Murphy Rose on September 2, 2014 at 4:39pm

I love daydreaming. It just is so scary. Like it will never go away

Comment by 4everlost23 on August 29, 2014 at 3:45pm

Alexis Taylor I think you are right in a sense we should be grateful that we have the ability to escape through our daydreams whereas others may not. So since you put it that way I am very grateful. Gwenevere thanks for all of your advice I do feel much better now. Your words did help tremendously! The 1andonlyabber at ceratin times I am in control of my daydreaming, like when I was working, I found that at work I was in more control of them because my work required that I focus on reality, but still even then it was not always easy.

Comment by Alexis Taylor on August 28, 2014 at 8:25pm

I could never stop, when I imagine my life without it, I just see myself miserable, walking around with an empty mind. My daydreams are important to me, and I'm actually grateful to have this ability to create another world and another life that I can escape to. I'm sure some non daydreamers would like to escape into their own alternate reality if the could but they can't, and the fact that I have the ability to do just that is a blessing to me. I think of it as a superpower almost.

Comment by The1andonlyAbber on August 28, 2014 at 7:41pm
I don't want to stop daydreaming. I don't think I should. Ironically, in many ways my MD is actually what's keeping me sane. Over the years I've figured out how to get my daydreams to a point where they're under control; however, KEEPING them that way is always a struggle.
Comment by Gwenevere on August 28, 2014 at 7:33pm

I don't think there's a possibility of getting rid of daydreaming all together.  People are *supposed* to daydream.  Daydreams are tools that everyone uses to empathize, create, find new solutions, critique, rehearse, share, escape, and/or cope.  It's just a matter of degree.  I don't think you'll lose your creativity if you cut back on the daydreaming.  If anything, maybe cutting back will make your creativity sharper and clearer?  

Take overeating (because it's just an easy analogy to understand).  Everyone eats.  Everyone *should* eat.  But eating too much can wreck havoc with your life.  So, you eat less.  Do you enjoy the food less because you eat less?  No.  You actually probably enjoy it more than you did when you were overeating.  Now, if you always always always binge on, say, bacon when you eat it, then maybe you *should* take a break from bacon for a little while until you've got your eating under control.  

I find that my obsessive daydreams in a way almost stifle my creativity.  They're like junk food. The stories that I write, the pictures I draw, the paintings I make, they're like the entree.  Sometimes the latter is informed by the daydreams, true.  But, still, I ought to eat less junk food.  

Hope that helps.  God bless.

Comment by 4everlost23 on August 28, 2014 at 5:06pm

Naomi Rouge, I can relate to the withdrawal symptoms when my reality affects my daydreaming so much to the point I can not daydream...then I become a different person very irritable, and depressed. I honestly believe that I will never give up my MDD, bluntly I honestly don ever wanna stop daydreaming.

Claire Bishop MDD is very addictive and I believe that we are all addicted to it that is why it is so hard to stop. Our MDD gives us something to make us satisfied and happy just like a drug abuser gets satisfaction from their drug of choice. I don think anybody with MDD can dispute with you on the creative side of it. Yeah we have a tough complex reality...we're living in reality and a dream world simultaneously!

Comment by Naomi Rouge on August 28, 2014 at 2:43am

I have had MDD for more than half my life, and being only 15 makes it feel even longer, I can't remember not daydreaming. I once went through a short period where my MDD just stopped, I couldn't function, I snapped at everyone around me and the quiet gave me a headache, it was like withdrawal, my MDD served as a personal bedtime story, I could daydream till I grew tired enough to sleep, whether it be the fact I daydream of my character falling asleep with his lover by his side, or something like that. And for creativity MDD gives me a world to draw and a world to color, I am top in my writing class because my complex thoughts and characters, I couldn't live without it. MDD is not only my escape but my working partner, my biggest supporter, and even my best friend, all that I have ever known almost. Would I ever give it up? Never.

Comment by Claire Bishop on August 27, 2014 at 2:27pm

I find that I want to stop because my MDD has taken over my life but I also really don't want to stop because its so addictive and I am always so happy when I am in the daydream. I am just trying to find ways to keep it on a healthy balance so that I have my vivid daydreams but not to the extent in which they dictates my life. I also love the creative side of it but I feel that the amount of time I spend in my daydreams is affecting my quality of life however stopping it all together would be a loss I think as its a great escapism from dullness of reality.

Comment by 4everlost23 on August 27, 2014 at 5:33am

I feel the same way. my daydreams are a deep part of me. Without them I would be nothing. For several months I have found that my real life is interrupting my ability to dream as deep, as often, and as concentrated as I used too. So for a while I have been feeling so strange. Plus very irritable because I can't dream the way I usually do.

Comment by Roel on August 27, 2014 at 2:47am

I don't want to stop daydreaming either. I am not looking for a way to stop it, but I am looking for a way to live with it. My dreams disturb my real live, and my real live disturbs my dreams. I am only looking for a way to stop that. I think daydreaming and being present in the real world should go hand in hand, but I don't know how to achieve that.
So I started searching the internet for solutions, but I don't have the desire to stop daydreaming. I have been daydreaming my entire life ( a lot of people can say since whene they have MD, but I can't. I believe I'm born with it) And if I one day wouldn't daydream anymore, I wouldn't be me. My dreams are way too important. I can not, and refuse to, ever let them go!

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