Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I'm currently in grade 12 and I have to balance my DD life with studying. My mom's telling me to get a job to work part time on the weekends. I've had a job before but it was only in the summer where I didn't have to balance DDing with studying. Although that job was everyday, it was only for a few hours and I didn't have to constantly socialize with coworkers and deal with custormers(I worked with kids). In this current job, I'll be a cashier, I'm not sure how many hours I'll have to work but along with MD I have social anxiety. I often don't even like being around friends. Although I like hanging out with them once in a while but I'll have to recharge right after. I'm scared doing this job will trigger my social anxiety and will take away my DD time. And as a result I may not do that well in school either. If I choose not to do it however, I'll feel unproductive and feel like I'm not contributing to my mom enough. Any advice?