Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I'm a new member. I have always been a daydreamer. Now I think about it it has most definitely had a negative impact on my education, career and relationships in so MANY ways.
I'm 29, live in Essex, England.
Its 11am on a Tuesday morning and I have already envisaged myself as UK prime minister (I reopened some coal mines, opened a government-owned elite energy windmill manufacturing service and introduced a new way of taxation where an individual gets to choose where their taxes go.) After that, I went for a run - I'm now imagining i'm a funk house DJ in Sydney but I'm covert (I wear a mask when I perform) and no-one at my work knows that I am in fact all their favourite DJ, I then envisage their reactions once they find out. Moving on, I take a shower - I am now the winner of Masterchef and start a business as a private chef who makes food for the exceedingly rich and has affairs with the hot wives of my costumers.
I have just made a list of all the fantasies that I can think of (that I've had in my adult life). I'm coming up to my third page (A4) and I know for a fact that I'm even scratching the service.
Its Just never-ending loop of fantasies.
Have any of you read 'the power of now'? I think I'll take another look at that.
What a crazy waste of time and energy ay.