Maladaptive Daydreaming: How Do You Stop Walking Maladaptive Daydreaming?

Maladaptive Daydreaming: How Do You Stop Walking Maladaptive Daydreaming? maladaptive daydreaming: how do you stop walking maladaptive daydreaming?

Today, I’ll be addressing the question of how to put a stop to walking maladaptive daydreaming and return to a more manageable form of daydreaming. Many individuals yearn to revert to normal daydreaming because when they engage in walking daydreaming, they often find themselves inadvertently strolling around a room. This can lead to feelings of embarrassment and shame, driving the desire to switch back to regular daydreaming.

The challenge lies in the fact that stopping this behavior is not a simple matter of willpower, as it has become an automatic, almost involuntary response. The first step to overcome this habit is to address the underlying issues. You need to work on the stressors in your life and the triggers that propel you into this alternate world. These triggers are often rooted in stress and anxiety, which, in turn, have their origins in emotional neglect, self-perception, and negative self-beliefs.

The mind compels you to walk while daydreaming as a protective mechanism. It perceives this behavior as a means of shielding you from the difficulties and challenges of real life. Since your mind has grown accustomed to this coping mechanism, it will resist any attempts to abandon it. It believes that this behavior is what has enabled you to survive.

To break free from walking daydreaming and return to a more controllable form of daydreaming, you must focus on addressing the root causes. Healing is about reversing the process and informing your mind that you are now in a safe environment, one where you no longer need this coping mechanism to survive. By working on your real-life stressors and anxieties, your mind will recognize that you are safe and don’t require a coping mechanism to exist. You can face your emotions, confront life’s challenges, and deal with pain directly.

In essence, healing and recovering from excessive daydreaming involve tackling both the real-life issues and the underlying emotional concerns. By doing so, you can regain control over your daydreaming habits and live a more fulfilling life.

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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