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Empowered Daydreamer

For immersive and maladaptive daydreamers who want to reach their full potential.

We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.

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Welcome daydreamer!

You are not alone. Too many of us go through our lives believing that our style of daydreaming is unique, that no-one else makes up imaginary friends, fantastical plots and magical other worlds in their heads on a daily basis. Finding out that other people do this too can be liberating, but it’s just the start of the journey. If you are new to this, I suggest you start by reading my post “What are immersive daydreaming and maladaptive daydreaming?” If you are struggling with the addictive nature of maladaptive daydreaming, recognising that this condition has a name is the first step in overcoming it. If you are an immersive daydreamer ready to embrace the potential in your special way of thinking, congratulations! Our daydreams can be our biggest distraction, but I also believe they can be our biggest resource.

On this website, you’ll find my reflections on what it means to be an immersive daydreamer, how to manage or overcome maladaptive daydreaming and how to use your daydreaming to thrive in the real world. I am also building up an index of resources of interest to immersive and maladaptive daydreamers, so please check back frequently to see what’s new.

Recent articles

Nine other reasons to get your maladaptive daydreaming under control

If you’re struggling with maladaptive daydreaming disorder, you already know how much time your daydreaming is stealing from you. It’s not unusual for maladaptive daydreamers to spend upwards of four hours a day lost in fantasy. That’s more than a whole day every week, or two months out of every year. If you’re a maladaptiveContinue reading “Nine other reasons to get your maladaptive daydreaming under control”

Why daydreamers find it hard to step out of their comfort zone, and why we need to

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” Neale Donald Walsch Our biggest successes and most worthwhile achievements come from taking on challenges that stretch us or that, at least to begin with, make us uncomfortable. There’s nothing wrong with spending much of your time in your comfort zone, but if you never pushContinue reading “Why daydreamers find it hard to step out of their comfort zone, and why we need to”

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