Maladaptive Daydreaming: Coping with Feelings of Loneliness as a Daydreamer

Maladaptive Daydreaming: Coping with Feelings of Loneliness as a Daydreamer maladaptive daydreaming: coping with feelings of loneliness as a daydreamer

Today, I’ll address the question of how to deal with feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially for maladaptive daydreamers. One common struggle among excessive daydreamers is maintaining a social life and cultivating quality relationships. I’ve discussed this issue before because maintaining friendships can be challenging when you spend so much time in your imaginary world, or when you fear real-life relationships due to rejection or the effort and focus they require. For those accustomed to the path of least resistance, the comfort of escaping to an imaginary world can make it difficult to engage in real-life interactions. So, how can you cope with these feelings?

The first step is to get out there. Even if you spend most of your time alone and isolated, staying cooped up will only intensify your loneliness. Meeting people, even if you don’t necessarily share your innermost thoughts, can make a significant difference. Attend social events, go outside, and interact with others. When you venture outdoors, you tap into the energy of human connection. Simply listening to someone or having someone listen to you, without delving deep into your struggles, fosters a sense of intimacy in relationships. These everyday conversations about work, life, and small matters may seem trivial but they play a vital role in building connections and making you realize that you’re not so different from others. Deep down, you crave connection and a solution to your loneliness. Instead of withdrawing, engage with real people.

While it might be tempting to create imaginary friends or prefer interactions in your dream world to alleviate loneliness, this will ultimately worsen your feelings of isolation, as I’ve explained before. Prioritize real-life connections, even if it’s just a single friend or striking up a conversation with a stranger. Choosing real-life connections is the way to go.

However, the ultimate solution to loneliness lies in working on yourself. Address the underlying issues that separate you from your authentic self. Loneliness stems from a disconnection with yourself. When you work on personal growth and self-awareness, you become more connected with who you truly are, allowing you to build meaningful connections with others, whether they’re strangers or neighbors. Remember, you are a complete and whole being.

I hope you find this information helpful. Until next time, have a wonderful day!

Note from the Author

If you’re ready and you’d like my help with overcoming and managing maladaptive daydreaming without spending years in therapy, then you can book a FREE BREAKTHROUGH CALL with me HERE. Happy healing 💙💙. Feel free to share and comment! Use this information with caution, it comes from my own thoughts & bias, experiences and research😊.

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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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