Why we don’t talk about it

My daydreaming has been an integral part of who I am for as long as I can remember, but until a year ago I had never mentioned it to anyone. I’ve noticed that this reluctance to talk openly about our daydreaming seems to be very common. It makes me wonder if immersive daydreaming is aContinue reading “Why we don’t talk about it”

A parallel world

Ever since I discovered that immersive daydreaming is a real thing, I’ve been looking for ways of using it to my benefit. One of my more successful experiments in harnessing the power of immersive daydreaming has been the creation of my parallel world. I created my parallel world as a thought experiment into how myContinue reading “A parallel world”

Understanding the root cause of maladaptive daydreaming

There are two components to Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder (MaDD) – firstly, you have an innate capacity for immersive daydreaming, and secondly you have lost control of that ability, such that your daydreaming has become an addictive behaviour that negatively affects your life. I have yet to come across anyone who explains addiction better than DrContinue reading “Understanding the root cause of maladaptive daydreaming”

Five tips to maintain healthy daydream habits

I want to begin this article by saying that everyone’s experience of daydreaming is different. And for some maladaptive daydreamers it can be impossible to maintain healthy daydreaming habits without support. If your daydreaming is having a significant negative impact on your life, you might benefit from seeing a counsellor or other therapist. But forContinue reading “Five tips to maintain healthy daydream habits”

What are immersive daydreaming and maladaptive daydreaming?

Everyone daydreams. But not everyone daydreams in the same way. For most people (normative daydreamers), daydreaming involves reminiscing or replaying things that have happened in the past or planning for the future. Topics range from the mundane, such as what to have for dinner, to the more substantial, such as where you’d like to goContinue reading “What are immersive daydreaming and maladaptive daydreaming?”