Post by impishmisconception on Dec 12, 2020 1:09:02 GMT
Hi, I'm ImpishMisconxeption, you can all call me Imp, or Impy, or Impish.
I am 33 years old, single, living in Toronto Ontario Canada.
I recently found out that I struggle with maladaptive daydreaming. I have known since I was a teenager that I had a problem with daydreaming, I just didn't know what it was or what it was called until a couple of days ago.
Since as young as I can younger I've always been able to immerse myself in immaginery worlds within the blink of an eye. I've never had to work on it or practice it.
I've always felt the need to daydream and I would retreat by myself somewhere and go off into my own worlds. It's now so bad though that not only have I lost entire days to daydreaming but now it happens when I don't want it to. There are times I want to daydream but there are other times when I want to do something else but it's like my fictional world drags me back in to it and whether I like it or not I'm dragged back into my fictional worlds in my head.I can't stop or control the daydreaming at all anymore.
I also have Autism, depression, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder.
So, anyways that's my introduction, I hope to find lots of support and friendship here.
That lack of control and impairment of your normal functioning is what differentiates maladaptive daydreaming from regular daydreaming (especially immersive daydreaming, which has enough similarities with MD that it can be mistakenly thought of as MD).
I hope you find the support you're looking for here :)
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.