Mindfulness for daydreamers who can’t meditate

I’ve mentioned mindfulness before on this blog. I believe it’s a great tool for maintaining our mental health and for helping to get control over our daydreaming. But if you’ve tried traditional meditations that encourage you to sit still, clear your mind and focus on your breath, you might have found it too difficult andContinue reading “Mindfulness for daydreamers who can’t meditate”

Daydreaming and mindfulness as ways to regulate our thoughts

Maladaptive daydreaming often starts as a way to escape an unpleasant reality. But for those immersive daydreamers who are lucky enough never to have become addicted to their daydreams, and for maladaptive daydreamers who struggle to break the addiction even when they no longer need to escape real life, it may be worth looking atContinue reading “Daydreaming and mindfulness as ways to regulate our thoughts”

Mindfulness – learning to stay grounded in reality

I first learned mindfulness three years ago when I was fortunate enough to be able to attend an eight-week course funded by a local mental-health charity. At the time, I was experiencing a relapse of the depression that I had struggled with on and off for over 25 years. I had tried various therapies –Continue reading “Mindfulness – learning to stay grounded in reality”

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”