I have a gaol. My goal is to cure myself of Maladative daydreams forever. Whilst the highs are brilliant I wish I had never experienced MD. So I have decided that I am going to painstakingly document what every Maladaptive daydreamer has said helps to control or get rid of this affliction and then test it out on myself to see what works the best. On this post I’m just going to do my best and list them and then I’ll do in depth posts to let you see how it goes.  Again, please if you have something that works for you please please do get in touch or use the comment section below so I can include it.

  1. Write down and keep track of your thoughts. Then analyse what you think they mean. For example, what feeling / emotion are you getting from that particular daydream?
  2. Meditation
  3. Talking out loud. So when you’re home alone, instead of going through your daydreams in your mind, say the words out loud.
  4. When you daydream do it in fast forward
  5. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  6. Tell somebody that your a maladaptive daydreamer (yikes)
  7. Change the ending of your daydream. For example, if you have a love interest in your daydream make them a friend instead. (I can imagine this will make your daydream a whole lot less enjoyable and so maybe you will daydream a lot less?)
  8. If you start daydreaming look at an object around you such a table or chair and focus on it for a few seconds to remind yourself to be present and live in the moment.
  9. Drugs
  10. Mindfulness
  11. Talking to a trained therapist
  12. Avoiding triggers. (Not looking forward to avoiding music and coffee. Am wondering how to avoid feeling bored as boredom is a massive trigger for me)

Hello, I'm Anna! I'm a 38 year old Maladaptive Daydreamer from London. I want to stop the maladaptive daydreaming, which is why I created this blog. Please excuse any typos, as you know I have MD so sometimes writing a post can take forever but at least I know you'll understand where I'm coming from.

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