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It's now the fourth week I don't daydream anymore!

I don't know whether it is for good, there were times in my life, when very emotional things happened, that I didn't daydream for days - once I even didn't daydream for 8 months. But now nothing unusual has happened.

In the first days I had maybe 40 times a day the impulse to dd, but it had literally the taste of fake. It was, as if I saw some delicious food, and with the first bite I noticed, it is made of plastic. So I stopped it right away. Now these impulses are far less, maybe four times a day.

In the weeks before I did Yoga, Qi Gong, Nidra Yoga (where you just lay down and concentrate on your body), I read a book by Peter A. Levine about trauma and did some tapping-excersices he recommends and I read a book by Adyashanti about awakening. I also started a course about phytotherapie, which I really enjoy.

Maybe one of these or all together helped?

I thought that after 40 years of daydreaming my brain is so degenerated, that it can't work properly without dd. But I really feel healthy and fit now.

So I don't know how it will go on. Maybe when I'm under pressure it starts again - I can't say. I'll tell you when I have a relapse or  when I'm daydream-free for one year.

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Comment by Emma on June 6, 2015 at 7:49pm

Congrats.  I hope you stay on this path!  All the best, and thanks for sharing.

Comment by Ivy White on April 21, 2015 at 1:25am

Well keep us posted in any case, it helps to know one can get there. I think personally I'm not ready to give it up just yet.

Comment by Iris on April 20, 2015 at 12:21am

Thanks for your nice comments. It's still gone :)

Ivy White: We both have the same approach and I always felt, it is the right one. Over the years I tried many times to get rid of it, but it seems, that now was the right time. I will also continue this way - I think, if I neglect myself, daydreaming will return.

Alison: Im glad you see this as inspiring. This was also my intention to post this. When it is possible for me to stop it after decades, it is not impossible for others.

Eretaia: You are right about the false impulses. And it is to feel them as false and not only to know with your intellect, that they are false. I think this was essential.

Comment by Ivy White on April 18, 2015 at 10:45am

Congrats! I tried to do that meditation and yoga etc but right now I seem to fall flat on my face and fuck up a lot.

Comment by Alison on April 17, 2015 at 12:15pm

Congratulations! It's so great and inspiring to see that there are people who managed to give it up. :)

Comment by Eretaia on April 17, 2015 at 11:35am

Congrats! :) I applaud you on self-discipline! All psychological addictions are about false impulses so learning to recognize them as false is a huge success and is usually a first step in breaking out of addiction. Also, don't concern yourself about relapsing. If it happens, oh well. It's a part of recovery as well. :)

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