Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
First, I want to say thank you for all your supportive comments. I have looked at daydreaming as something to get rid of for over thirty years. I have never considered it as something to manage. I thought of it as a neutral activity, like vacuuming. Now that I have changed directions and am looking at it from a different perspective, I realize I have feelings involved. For one thing daydreaming makes me feel safe and secure. Secondly, when I move away from it, I have feelings of abandonment. I am a planner, I rarely do things on a whim or without having a lot of information first. So now I feel like I have waved my secret security blanket in front of everyone before I knew what it was. Knowing that helps me to feel better about the situation. I think that taking things a bit more slowly will help. And, really, thank you for even being interested, this isn't something I can just broadcast wherever.