So……. It didn’t work as I suspected. Maybe I should’ve had more confidence in it working and then it could’ve been more beneficial to me, either way it didn’t work.
I’ve been working on meditating daily. Sometimes I forget to do it because I think I could go the day without meditating when in reality it really helps me. Since I feel good I don’t think I need it but I end up needing it. For example, waiting until you get sick to start taking vitamins. If that makes sense.
I don’t know if journaling about my day is helpful or harmful to me. When I pray and spend time talking to God, most of the time I talk about my day with Him. Like I tell Him about things that happen, ask for advice, etc.
Then I go to journal about everything and all I’m doing is remembering what happened. I’m not really working through it on paper.
I think what’s going to work for me is practicing being aware of the present. Not dwelling on the past or stressing about the future.
The next method on the list is CBT but I think I want to wait until I try therapy.
The next method is to tell someone I’m a Maladaptive Daydreamer and I’m also going to skip over that because I think it will have the opposite effect on me.
The next method is to change the ending of your daydreams.
I’m not looking forward to this one. Making the dreams less enjoyable is going to be hard but I think it might work. The example given is “if you have a love interest in your daydream make them a friend instead. (I can imagine this will make your daydream a whole lot less enjoyable and so maybe you will daydream a lot less?)” (maladaptivedaydreamingisreal.com).
I’ll give you another update next week!