Maladaptive Daydreaming: How Do You Stop Making Up Scenarios in Your Head of People You Just Met

Maladaptive Daydreaming: How Do You Stop Making Up Scenarios in Your Head of People You Just Met maladaptive daydreaming: how do you stop making up scenarios in your head of people you just met

Today, I’ll be addressing the question of how to stop creating scenarios in your mind about people you’ve just met. It’s a great question, but the truth is, you don’t actually stop it. Trying to stop it can make it even more challenging because you’re attempting to halt something that your mind naturally does. Your mind is like an autopilot, constantly analyzing and making connections with the things you encounter. It’s as if you’re trying to stop a train in motion, and resistance only adds more fuel to the fire.

The problem isn’t in making up scenarios in your head about people you’ve just met, as most people do this to some extent. It becomes an issue when it starts affecting your life significantly. You don’t need to stop the scenarios; instead, focus on why they’re impacting your life. It’s because your mind is using this as a coping mechanism for daily stresses or underlying issues that you haven’t addressed. The daydreaming itself is a natural aspect of life, but the compulsion to create scenarios about people you barely know is what needs attention.

To address this, you must deal with those underlying issues you’ve been avoiding or keeping in your subconscious mind. These issues can range from trauma and negative beliefs to unprocessed emotions. Working through these real-life issues is the key to managing the compulsion and finding a healthier balance. You’re not stopping daydreaming; you’re redirecting your focus toward resolving the root causes.

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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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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