How do we get from dreaming of things to actually doing things? This is a big problem for Maladaptive Daydreaming sufferers. Many Maladaptive Daydreamers are singers, musicians, actors, and heroes in their minds. But in reality spend so much time engulfed in their fantasy world that they never get around to learning to sing, play an instrument, act, or help others. I’ve read posts from Maladaptive Daydreamers stating they have written many bestselling books in their minds, but never put pen to paper.
It is said that daydreaming can help you reach goals and succeed in life. But the trick is to take what you dream about and put it into practice. This is the part that MD blocks. Whether by simply keeping you too occupied in your fantasies to do anything for real, or by setting the bar so high for success that there is no use in trying. For example, in your dreams you may have a wonderful loving partner, but they are so perfect that no real person could ever fill that role. So you don’t even try to meet people or look for someone to share your life with.
So how do we break this cycle? I am in no position to give any advice on this. I have failed miserably in my efforts to do this.
- Are you a person that has much to accomplish? Do your chores and responsibilities often get interrupted by daydreams or the urge to goof off? This guide just may help.
- Dreams can only show a person what he needs in life; once he has identified his need he should start working actively towards the accomplishment of his set goals in order to transform his dream into reality.