After constantly searching for the reasons why I'm so down, lost in my own thoughts and lack motivation, I came across Maladaptive Daydreaming as a condition. I've never heard of it before!
Every since I was little I've day dreamed, I day dream of having lengthy conversations with people I am upset with, Day dreams of me solving peoples problems, Winning the lottery and even about me being ill could be anything!
I sometimes shut people off in conversations so I can carry on with a day dream, which makes me come across as a bit quiet, weird and moody! If I've got a really good day dream planned I can sit for hours playing out stories and scenarios fantasy and real life situations. I've also been known to go to bed early to get some proper day dreaming sorted.
The only problem is I'm doing it all the time now, when I'm driving, shopping, sometimes its intrusive and i can get quite upset, sometimes its so real life when i reflect back with people I'm convinced its been a reality and I've already told people. My energy levels are rock bottom, I'm massively depressed for no reason and I lack complete motivation.
I've always put it down to the fact that my mind is naturally busy, I have difficulty switching off and of course I'm an aloof and daydreaming Aquarius (!)
I'd love to hear if this is similar to other peoples feelings and how they manage to stop - or if I'm in the wrong place.
The hallmark of maladaptive daydreaming is that it’s maladaptive. It interferes with your ability to function or causes you significant distress.
It sounds like what you have is maladaptive daydreaming, rather than immersive daydreaming (basically the exact same thing but without the interference or distress), but you’re really the only person who can determine that.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.