Hi, I struggle with Maladaptive Daydreaming. I wanted to share this because this is what my blog is supposed to be about. I want to talk about my journey through life and connect with other people in their journeys.
What is Maladaptive Daydreaming (MD)?
Healthline.com defines Maladaptive daydreaming as a psychiatric condition that causes intense daydreaming that distracts a person from their real life.
I never realized I had this problem until I saw a Tumblr post about it. Honestly, I thought it was normal.
For a while I thought I had all these dreams because I secretly wanted to be an actress. But I soon realized that I actually wanted to be someone else. I didn’t want to be an actress for a job, I just want to be a different person in day to day life.
Every time I daydreamed about I found out about this made me more aware of how I depended on MD to get through my life. I’m getting to a point in my life where I want to start living my actual life instead of my pretend lives and it takes more that just prayer.
It may take medication, and that’s ok. But either way, I want to be content with where I am in life. So I have to face this issue head on.
During my search of MD I came to a website called: maladaptivedaydreamingisreal.com
I learned MD is an addiction used to cope with things I’m going through in life. I also found some tips that can help control or get rid of MD.
The first tip is to write down and keep track of your thoughts. Then analyze what you think they mean.
The second tip is meditation. Which I try to practice weekly, but I’m planning on doing it daily.
So this week, I’m going try this to see if it works. I’m going to be using the Headspace app for help with meditating and if I want journal prompts I’m going to use the app jour.
Next Monday I’ll tell you about my progress.
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