I Am a Maladaptive Daydreamer | How to Control Extreme Fantasizing

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Hi, I'm Shaina

I’m a Life Coach, Educator and 90’s music fan living in sunny Los Angeles. When I’m not coaching my clients, you’ll most likely find me tackling my next home decor project or watching Bravo!

We all daydream occasionally- about the boy we like, a tropical vacation or what it would be like to walk the red carpet.

But ever since I was a little girl, my “case” of daydreaming has been somewhat extreme. As I got older, it began interfering with my everyday life to the point where I completely tuned out my teachers in school or I would remain in bed longer than necessary to continue the alternate reality in my head.

Pretty recently, after catching myself gesturing and talking out loud to a daydream, I decided to do some research. After all, I could not be alone in this! Could I?

That’s when I came across the term, “maladaptive daydreaming.” And low and behold, I checked off every symptom.

It’s not a mental disorder of any sort- and in fact, it’s not considered a disorder at all. But, it is becoming more recognized.

So today, I just wanted to SHARE some quick information about “maladaptive daydreaming” and my quick tips on how to manage this behavior.

To WATCH this week’s video, “I Am A Maladaptive Daydreamer! How to Control Extreme Fantasizing,” click the image below.