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.