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The definition of maladaptive daydreaming often always highlights, the fact, that those daydreaming are aware they are daydreaming, and are aware of their external environment. Now I find that sometimes I go so deep into my dds that I am am not aware of the lost time, when I begun to lose time, or what has happened around me.  I can get up leave the living room to go to the kitchen ( a very short walk), next thing I know I'll be staring inside the fridge wondering how I got there and why I am there? In other words I lose all the in between. I don't remember leaving the couch, its as if I should still be in front of the t.v., but am not. So are you aware? Sometimes, all the time, or depends?

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Comment by 4everlost23 on October 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

@The1andonlyAbber That is exactly what I mean. This is exactly how it is for me. Except it has been happening a lot.

Comment by The1andonlyAbber on October 5, 2014 at 9:04pm
I often daydream while walking from class to class at school. Sometimes class will end, I'll start daydreaming (or simply think deeply about and/or invent new things for my imaginary world, which I think also sort of counts as daydreaming), and then suddenly I'll be halfway to my next class, with no memory of walking there or even packing up my things after the last class ended. This only happens rarely, though.
Comment by 4everlost23 on October 4, 2014 at 10:58am

Yes I am stressed, that's the story of my life. You make a good point maybe my stress level has something to do with my losing time and awareness? Next time I'll have to try and pay more attention.

Comment by 4everlost23 on October 4, 2014 at 10:57am

Always aware then you definitely have great control! Yeah its the same for me time does pass faster in dd world.

Comment by 4everlost23 on October 4, 2014 at 10:54am

An illusion? Hmm...maybe you're right.

Comment by Hünd on October 3, 2014 at 11:01pm

Being aware is an illusion anyway.

Comment by Amanda Lewone on October 1, 2014 at 8:27am

Interesting. I am always aware, but I do realise that time passes a lot faster when I am in dd world than when I am actively participating in my real life. 

Comment by Tinkerbell on October 1, 2014 at 3:46am
Are you really stressed? I find that my MD changes depending on how stressed I am.

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