Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Honestly, I think, and to some extent have always thought therapy would help me quit. I know its a "choice" to daydream, but for me, it is also an addiction. And this addiction has gone too far- in fact, it went too far three years ago and has only numbed me to the realities I am avoiding in my life, speicially social and school life.
I dont know if that was vague or not, but I just want to know what others think about me getting therapy. I have felt conflicted about getting therapy before in the past because I wasnt sure if I really needed it- my probelm is that I dont study or do homework(because I daydream).. I mean, I do, but 90% of time its cramming. EVERY single semester I make all these promises to myself about how Im going to change and study ahead of time and do good in classes. But as always, a month or so later I'm back to my usual: daydreaming sometimes 6-7 hours a day and hardly any real social life because of my social anxiety...also, massive procastinator... And now Im a senior with 2 more semesters to go- (I'll be a 5th year senior) and I still have this probelm. Theres conuseling on campus for free but I've been to the counselor there and he isnt any good honestly, and I just dont like him... (but I guess I shouldnt be picky, after all I have no choice in the matter, I mean none of my parents are willing to pay for therapy...we have insurance but it only covers one session per month...) What am I gonna do?? ((aRGHHH .....moneyyyy!!))
So...... 1)do I need more willpower and/or therapy to stop daydreaming AND 2)what do u guys think about my schoolwork probelm...surely I need therapy for that- its been going on for too long, and mainly because of my daydreaming and procastination...
And thank you guys so much ! Really looking forward to some comments/advice!