Maladaptive Daydreaming: How Do You Practice Forgiveness as a Daydreamer?

Maladaptive Daydreaming: How Do You Practice Forgiveness as a Daydreamer? maladaptive daydreaming: how do you practice forgiveness as a daydreamer?

Today, I’ll be addressing the question of how to practice forgiveness as someone who experiences excessive daydreaming. One aspect that individuals struggling with excessive daydreaming often find challenging is forgiving themselves for past mistakes. These mistakes can be related to daydreaming, such as forgetting to submit assignments, missing deadlines, or damaging relationships due to their daydreaming habits. As a result, forgiving oneself can be an uphill battle, and one may end up being self-critical and self-blaming. So, how can you practice forgiveness in this context?

  1. Show Self-Compassion and Kindness

The first step towards forgiveness is to be compassionate and kind to yourself. Understand that daydreaming may be uncontrollable at times, but that doesn’t mean you should berate yourself. It’s essential to recognize that being hard on yourself won’t make daydreaming less prevalent. Instead, focus on being gentle and compassionate toward yourself, acknowledging that this is a challenging habit to overcome.

  1. Understand the Nature of Forgiveness

Forgiveness isn’t just a conscious declaration of self-forgiveness; it involves releasing the feelings of anger and resentment you hold towards yourself. It’s not about forgetting the experiences but about letting go of the negative emotions associated with those experiences. When you release these emotions, you free yourself from the past, allowing you to be present and see yourself for who you are now.

  1. Address Trapped Emotions

Sometimes, you might hold onto negative emotions because you fear that forgiving yourself will lead to repeating the same mistakes. These emotions might provide a certain benefit on a deeper level. However, it’s crucial to recognize that holding onto these emotions can also hinder your self-acceptance and self-compassion. To fully forgive yourself, work on releasing these trapped emotions and anchors that tie you to past events where you believe you made mistakes due to daydreaming.

  1. Embrace Forgiveness as a Process

Forgiveness is not a one-time, conscious decision but a process. It involves actively seeking ways to release the negative emotions that are stuck from past experiences. Understand that it may take time, effort, and self-reflection to achieve forgiveness. Be patient with yourself and acknowledge that it’s okay to struggle at times.

In conclusion, practicing forgiveness as someone dealing with excessive daydreaming involves being compassionate and kind to yourself, understanding the nature of forgiveness, addressing trapped emotions, and embracing forgiveness as a process. It’s about releasing the emotional baggage tied to past mistakes, allowing you to move forward with self-acceptance and self-compassion. Remember, forgiveness is a journey toward healing and self-growth.

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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