Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I just handed in my final research paper for one of my classes.
Because I handed it in 3 days late, I got a B. My teacher has emphasized that I'm a good writer, with out-of-the-box perspectives, and a "poetic mind" as she call it (lol). I'm not bragging, just trying to emphasize what my grade could have been if I'd handed it in on time. It's a shame really. :(
Why was the paper late? Because my time management is pitiful. Why? Because maladaptive daydreaming makes my mind constantly have to switch in and out of the events of my life, making me a generally flighty person.
I don't know about you, but I forget at least two things every time I leave the house (we have to stop thinking this kind of thing is "normal")
I tend to think that I can sneak away, and take an hour or so to get lost with the characters in my dream world. While I do think that we have pent-up needs to daydream that must be fulfilled, whichever way you slice it, it is still time spent not really living.
I could have spent that hour finding published sources for my paper, for example. (this a lot more interesting than it sounds)
What are some concrete ways that MD affects your life? We need to prove to ourselves that this is a serious problem. "Barely getting by" is not really living, guys!