Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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Browsing through this site I read some of your stories and experiences about MD. Quite a lot of you imagine her/himself in these daydreams as a famous person (actor/actress, singer, musican, writer etc.).
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I personally have different daydreams, some more fantasy like, some more realistic. When I was a child, I imagined myself as a powerful fantasy...something...queen, whatever. While I still have that daydream, I got older, and realised maybe I should write something, a fantasy book perhaps. At least I'd use my daydreaming to create something valuable. That doesn't mean I stopped daydreaming, no... My daydreams changed, and nowadays I daydream about anything, realistical situations, my characters old and new, even BEING A WRITER, giving an interview about my work. I do that a lot, and it calms me down.
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I thought about creating a video project, where you pretend to be your famous/powerful/dream self in an interview situation. Basically, you are the next star in the Graham Norton show (or any show you like). It's a game, where you can be your daydream self for five or ten minutes and talk about your work, dream life etc. Maybe we could make a youtube channel?
And now you're asking, why would I do that?
I think it can help, like a big creative group therapy. I don't know how to stop daydreaming, but I kind of hate being depressed because of my life. Because I compare it to my perfect daydream settings. Of course it is just a game where we pretend to be some character, but this way instead of sitting alone being trapped inside our heads, we could actually turn part of our daydreams into reality. No, of course it would not turn us into that perfect/desirable/other person, nor will it help to achieve that life. What I wan't - and I think this project can achieve that- is for you, to feel the confidence while you're that character. Because it is in you, all the greatness you imagine. A lot of you stated -I read this several times- when you had an exciting period in your lives you stopped daydreaming, because you felt good, you were the boss and you controled your life like you wanted. So, maybe this project-game can help with that.
ANYWAY, thank you for your time, reading this much from me must be boring! Please tell me your opinion about this idea, if you think I'm complete bonkers you're free to say that too!