Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I moved into a new place today and I share a house with several roomates. I think this move will help with my MD greatly, at least along the lines of decreasing the ability for me to actively indulge in MD. What I mean by this is purposefully letting my self indulge in a trigger. The way my new room is set up, I cannot play my music at night and do my pacing/hoping thing without gaining unwanted attention. It is also summer, so I think I will take the opportunity to avoid watching tv (since a lot of shows are off anyway) which is another trigger.
This could be a new chapter in my life.
My one big issues is trying to figure out what to do about my writing fanfiction. One of the pros of MD that I see people on here give, is that MD allows for better creativity. And I would say that I also like the fact that my MD gives me good story ideas. However, I know that writing just gives me the excuse to indulge in MD. Writing is a hobby I like. It's a hobby I am bad at, because I stare endlessly at my screen MDing. I do eventually write something which I am proud of, but it is not substantial enough to be worth all that time staring at a screen when I could be doing something else. For example, I spend about five hours at my computer and I hardly write a page.
Does anyone have any idea of a hobby I can undertake that could replace my writing hobby? I think drawing would be a trigger for sure. I'd have to avoid anything that would involve "creating a story". Knitting would be good, but it would hurt my hands (I'm developing carpal tunnel).