This is literally the first day of understanding MD. My therapist actually discussed it with me after describing what I would go through. I have been escaping to this fantasy world where I basically act out scenarios. Most of these scenarios NEVER come true. It’s completely embarrassing. I’ve had times where I was afraid that I would do it and people would perceive me as crazy!! I often asked if I was crazy because I’m basically playing make believe in my 30’s. I want to stop doing it but like many of you, it’s rewarding. It helps me to relieve stress. So is it hurting me to do it if I’m not hurting anyone else? It’s so frustrating!! And has anyone been able to share this with family and friends? Will they even understand what’s going on?
We all have had similar experiences. Most of us started mding very young and unfortunately clung to it way past into adult life too. Personally I have only worsened, as stress has increased etc. But my MD has over time become more realistic; as a kid it was more fantastical now its more about relationships. about the content in real time, analyzing them, even though they may or may not mean anything directly, is always grounding. Any time you break free from daydreaming try to ask yourself what is it that you're really feeling at the moment. I have not told anyone about it ever, though my family has at least a couple of times caught me mding only due to the pandemic and them being home because of it. I think this is relative, if you think your family may understand you or even try to then you should definitely do it. Having people around to ground you will be so helpful. Mine would laugh it off, I don't want to hear any of that.