Maladaptive Daydreaming: How to Go Back to Immersive Daydreaming from Maladaptive Daydreaming?

Maladaptive Daydreaming: How to Go Back to Immersive Daydreaming from Maladaptive Daydreaming? maladaptive daydreaming: how to go back to immersive daydreaming from maladaptive daydreaming?

Today, I’ll be addressing the question of how to transition back to immersive daydreaming. Often, what happens with most individuals is that they start as regular daydreamers and gradually shift into excessive daydreaming. Sooner or later, it may even become maladaptive. The appeal of immersive daydreaming lies in the fact that it’s enjoyable and allows you a sense of control. It doesn’t consume much of your day, nor does it negatively impact your life. You may wish to return to it because of the enjoyment it brings.

The key to making this transition lies in examining your own patterns. Ask yourself how you initially arrived at this state. When you do, you’ll likely realize that something in your real life triggered a change or made you feel unsafe. This could be due to a new relationship, job loss, or other stressors that have made life more challenging. However, it’s not just about identifying these triggers; it’s about working on managing the stress in your real life.

Part of this process involves processing your emotions. Excessive daydreaming often arises from a tendency to avoid negative emotions, whether consciously or unconsciously. When we continually evade these emotions, they accumulate and remain unprocessed. As they build up, it becomes increasingly difficult to control them, and they can erupt, leading to the need for a protective mechanism, such as daydreaming.

To overcome this, you must deal with processing these emotions and avoid letting negative emotions pile up. However, given that these emotions may have accumulated over an extended period, it might be beneficial to work with a therapist who is well-versed in trauma and addressing subconscious patterns. While it’s possible to work on this independently, it can be quite challenging, as your mind may resist leaving its comfort zone.

Think of it like wanting to overcome an addiction. If you go back without addressing the underlying issues, you’ll likely find yourself reverting to old habits. However, when you confront the real issues, you can reach a point where you no longer need immersive daydreaming in your life. It becomes a natural part of your life that you can choose to engage with or not.

The goal should not be merely to return to immersive daydreaming, but rather to focus on improving the quality of your life. Address the root causes, confront pain head-on, and process those unacknowledged emotions. Life extends beyond daydreaming; it’s a broad spectrum of experiences.

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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