Hey, my Name is Felice, I‘m 18 and I‘m from Germany. I‘ve been daydreaming for as long as I can remember…But it‘s only now that it‘s beginning to scare me. I do it all the time and even though I know what I‘m of in my head is not real, the storylines I‘ve created in my head are so comforting, that I would rather spend all my time daydreaming rather than to go out or spend time with my family. I mean there are always periods where I daydream less, because I‘m very busy. For example: when I‘m studying or I‘m on a trip with my boyfriend. But then there are times where I do it non stop..Now that I finished school and I‘m about to start my own Life, I‘m getting scared because I‘m weather I‘m capable of dealing with the struggles of Life, when I‘m constantly hiding inside my own head. Also I want to life my Life to the fullest, but my daydreaming makes me miss out on all kinds of opportunities. It makes me neglect my friends and family and it also makes it hard for me to focus, when people speak to me. I‘ve never really spoken about this to anyone. I mean I tried a few times, but I was always so embarrassed, that in the End I just couldn’t. Now being in this Group I‘m hoping to get a better understanding of what is going on in my head.
Hopefully you’ll find what you’re looking for here on the forum! It’s important to remember that daydreaming itself is natural and necessary. The realistic goal for maladaptive daydreamers is to gain a healthy balance between daydreams and real life. Non MDers have that balance naturally, so it is definitely possible.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.