How do you connect back to reality as a maladaptive daydreamer?

How do you connect back to reality as a maladaptive daydreamer? maladaptive daydreamer
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Today, I will address the question of how to reconnect with reality as a daydreamer. As an daydreamer, you inhabit two worlds: the imaginary and the real. Merely transitioning from the imaginary world to the real world may seem like reconnecting to reality. However, successfully dealing with daydreaming or exercising control over it does not guarantee a genuine reconnection to reality.

True reconnection involves addressing the underlying emotions — particularly the painful and unprocessed ones — that hold you captive. These emotions often tie back to past negative experiences or traumas, influencing your decisions and actions in the present. While managing daydreaming is a step in the right direction, it doesn’t suffice without confronting these unresolved emotions. Without processing the past, one remains tethered to it, perpetuating a cycle where present actions are dictated by past experiences.

Successfully controlling daydreaming does not equate to living in the present. Overthinking, adopting other negative patterns, or engaging in self-sabotage can still persist if the root causes are left unattended. Reconnecting with reality as a daydreamer transcends managing daydreams; it requires addressing the underlying issues that led to the compulsive daydreaming in the first place.

To truly connect with reality, it is imperative to process past experiences, release emotional anchors, and challenge negative beliefs about oneself. This transformation goes beyond managing daydreaming — it involves actively working on false identities, subconscious beliefs, and pent-up emotions associated with past experiences. Only by doing so can one break free from living in the past and truly live in the present, viewing current events through the lens of their present self.

In conclusion, prioritizing and resolving of underlying issues is key to connecting with present reality. By working on these issues, one can live a life free from the shackles of the past, ensuring that past experiences no longer dictate present actions, thoughts and behaviors. Connecting back to reality involves understanding that daydreaming is a symptom, and addressing its root causes is crucial for a more fulfilling and present life.

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Edwin Bii
Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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