Hi everyone, hope you are well and safe. I'm 17 and from Yorkshire in England. I have been struggling with maladaptive daydreaming for quite a while now.
I just had an angry moment with my family, broke down and realised that one of the aspects in my life that I need to deal with is this daydreaming I struggle with. You know, being a student who has her A-levels next year, then onto university and adulthood; I can't go on like this. I've always wanted to make the most out of life. I want to grow up and earn money and buy a house and go on holidays with the people I love. I want to live this only opportunity. But I know I won't be able to achieve all of this if I don't change my habits.
Anyway, this is an introduction forum post, not for my actual daydreaming. So this is who I am, I hope I can be of any help to anyone else, and to myself.
ps. I can see a lot of people from all around the world on here, loving it!
Hello! I understand that realization feeling. I didn't realize how bad my MD was until I realized I couldn't do it due to living in a dorm situation (because I pace while I MD). However, I hope this forum helps at least a little bit to help with your MD!
Anyways, I'm in a similar situation. I'm also 17 but from Germany. Thanks to my excessive daydreams, I still do not know who I am or what to do with my life. I feel as though I am not as mature as other people my age. Preferring to stay at home and to daydream, I have been neglecting my hobbies, meeting new people and socializing in general. When it comes to talking to people, I find often myself stuttering :')
When I think about my future, I get really anxious so all the more reason to get lost in a daydream, haha.
nikawska That's so funny because I'm German too but I live in England! I'm also glad you recognised the profile picture ahah. I can see you in a bit of a cycle with this daydreaming as well. I try to think about the downside to this condition a lot sometimes, it helps me to snap out of the cycle because I know if I don'y my life will most likely become terrible. That doesn;t have to be the case for you though. But I would still encourage you to try and limit the amount you do it. Maybe you'll get so used to limiting the amount you spend daydreaming so that you're able to start doing the things you love again?