Dreaming Myself Away

I've been doing this "daydreaming" thing for as long as I can remember, probably since I was about 8. I thought I was crazy for the longest time until I finally got the courage to even look it up on the internet, that's when I learned that it is called maladaptive daydreaming and that I'm not alone.

I usually daydream when I'm stressed out, upset or bored. Sometimes I can't even sleep because my mind is too overactive thinking about a fantasy world. When I do daydream, it feels like I've been waiting all day to do it and this is how I know it's become an addiction. Sometimes I'll zone out and daydream when I'm hanging out with friends or family. My boyfriend has noticed on several occasions when this happens and asks me if I'm alright or says I look upset, but he doesn't know the severity of my daydreaming. I feel like my daydreaming negatively affects my social life in this aspect as well as others. As I've read online, there are also triggers for my daydreaming such as TV, movies, music or even certain topics. When I can think of new things to add to my daydreams it feels satisfying, and it sort of plays out like a movie in my head. I wish I knew why I daydream all the time, it probably takes up about 2 hours altogether out of my day.

Smashleykat Smashleykat
18-21
1 Response May 22, 2012

I understand. My life is pretty much ruled by my imagination. I would rather daydream than socialize... Just try not to let it become the only thing you ever do. :)