Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder
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My name is Kelsey. I have been a maladaptive daydreamer now for about 14 years. I made this Tumblr so that I can talk with you about all aspects of MDD, as they come and go, and you can share too. Just know you aren't alone.

((status: online! ))


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littleladymix:

that was the roughest night in recovery yet and the hardest morning

I’m alive, I owe a few of you a whole lot for reaching out even if I didn’t respond. I’ll get to the messages I swear. Everything is different this morning, everything is different.

appetite-for-the-d:

Am I the only one who like…doesn’t live in this world half the time? Because I daydream all the time. Are there people who don’t daydream all the time? What do you think about if you’re not daydreaming? Do you just…live in the here and now, like, ALL the time? Wow. Just wow. How do you deal with stress? Because if I’m stressed I’m just like whoop—I’m not stressed, because I’m like, totes in King’s Landing right now, chilling with Tyrion and shit. I’m stressed about who’s going to win the Iron Throne, not debt or schoolwork or family or anything. Better than drugs, yo.

gammaraydar:

Oh my fucking god I have maladaptive daydreaming. I had no idea the elaborate storylines I spent hours neglecting socialization, food, sleep, and productivity for to enact in my head had a term. The deep and intense relationships with people that didn’t exist, the hours of lying in bed doing nothing but thinking, thinking, thinking about my “other” lives and lying to people irl, ALL THIS SHIT, is a thing. A thing other people would UNDERSTAND sweet jesus this is a relief.

I understand <3

new thing I’m trying: when visitors are on my page you can now see if my status is online answering questions or offline, will get to them as soon as possible. I put that information right in my description box. (:

Dear Kelsey: I just saw your post, and I want you to know that I care about you, truly. Maybe you think no one else does, but even if that's the case at least know I do. I only started following your blog last night, but it doesn't matter. I still care, and I want you to be happy. I mean, OK, I know that happiness isn't always something that can be so easily controlled, and, believe me, I know what it's like to be in a bad place, but always remember that your happiness IS worth something.
- Anonymous

Thank you for this, its really what I needed to hear right now. I know there are people who care about me, but everyone is so distracted by their own lives right now I call out to them and they aren’t around. I’m trying not to be selfish about it, but I did need to read this. Thank you lovely. <3

kayproductions:

acidulous-ayla:

I’m learning of more and more of my followers that suffer from anxiety and depression like I do.
This little cartoon person has been invaluable to me when I feel myself getting worked up.
An anxiety attack can come on really suddenly but sometimes we can spot the symptoms of one building up and this is when this little breathing person comes in handy.
Just imitate their breathing, make sure to watch it and count with the person.
It’s also very useful if you are already having an attack as this can stop you from hyperventilating.

this is great

kayproductions:

acidulous-ayla:

I’m learning of more and more of my followers that suffer from anxiety and depression like I do.

This little cartoon person has been invaluable to me when I feel myself getting worked up.

An anxiety attack can come on really suddenly but sometimes we can spot the symptoms of one building up and this is when this little breathing person comes in handy.

Just imitate their breathing, make sure to watch it and count with the person.

It’s also very useful if you are already having an attack as this can stop you from hyperventilating.

this is great

(Source: in8.uk.com, via littleladymix)

working on the page that tries to answer the question “Do I have MD?” starting tonight

it will probably take a week or so unless I work really really hard on it in the next few days

I think I’ll also put a little quiz on the bottom that people can take to answer that question

Submission:

I’m 21 and have been having the craziest most vivid daydreams since I was a little kid. I was always told that it was imaginary friends, a way of coping with my parents divorce, stress from school. It started when I was 7/8. The thing is though, although I’m not in denial about having MD (anymore, it took a while to realise) and have been as honest as I can with my family and friends, I don’t think it’s hindered my life. I’ve spent hours and hours in daydreams, never wanting to come out, but once I got through the terrible teenage years, life didn’t seem so scary anymore, and my daydreams became less frequent,  but still as intense. I don’t really know why I’m writing this, but I suppose it’s to say that MD doesn’t control my live. I have a degree, I have a job, I have great friends and I beat the thing that scared me most, which was being defined by this small part of my personality.  I know it’s not like that for everyone, but to me, I’m not scared of living with this. I don’t think I’m being harmed by it. 

Sorry to ramble on… 

-No need to apologize, thank you for sharing! I’m so happy for you being able to live and succeed without letting daydreaming hinder you. As I get older I start to feel slightly similar. But when I was a child, my daydreaming was so maladaptive I barely knew how to live outside of my dreams. People like you show those who are struggling that it is possible to live a healthy happy life despite the daydreams. (:-

Kelsey<3

youwillnevereverbealone:

Is anyone really really struggling and in need of more treatment options?

If you live in the US, I can dig up a ton of options in your area. (I did a ton of research for my psychology major and for my own treatment).

This could be anywhere from a good therapist, a inpatient program, a rehab, or a residential long term program.

If this is something you’re interested in feel free to message us what you’re struggling with, which state you live in, and what kind of help you’d like. I will reply with lots of options for you because EVERYONE deserves quality help and support. 

-Anna

mddmacaw:

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mddmacaw:

testing out different meme generators to make macaws easier to make, don’t mind me

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