Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
So I have noticed a serious problem over the past two months with me, I am hopelessly addicted to the Internet. I have been spending entire days on my laptop amongst blog sites and social networking sites, and when I am not doing that I am usually daydreaming. So I decided I was going to spend 24 hours without Internet which, for that day actually wasn't as big of a deal as I thought it would be. But what I did find, which was interesting, was that every time I wanted to do something productive that day I would experience some kind of trigger that got me daydreaming. For instance, I was editing and organizing old pictures onto my portable hard drive and even pictures were triggering me. I ended up wasting as much time that day daydreaming as I would have blogging or mindlessly clicking around Youtube.
It is almost as if my largest addiction has been daydreaming for so long and now that I tell myself I have supposedly controlled my dreams it is only because I have been masking them with yet.. another addiction, just a more "socially acceptable" one. -_- So now I just have both and the Internet addiction is growing stronger everyday.
I want to now stay off the Internet at all times unless I am writing about MD such as here or on my private journal. But what should I do about the daydreams? Should I try to quit those too?