Maladaptive daydreaming issues

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stormponylyfe

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I've officially given up on my daydreams. They've gotten too warped and it's become too exhausting to try to fix them all the time. I'm so unbelievably depressed about it. I don't know what to do. How can I stop the dreams becoming warped? I don't want to lose this part of me. It helps me deal with life. I'm so scared of what I'm going to do without them.
 
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hello stormponylyfe i used to daydream i guess. but daydreaming long term is not helpful but i dont expect you wanna hear that. but take it from someone who is living that consequence some decades later
 
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Bodies and faces and locations have become twisted and unrecognizable. I don't know why. I'm so depressed about it :(
 
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So you’re saying that you use daydreaming to cope but now it’s working less because your ability to do it is failing? I mean most likely your brain is just tired. Make sure you let yourself relax and don’t worry about it and I’m sure you’ll feel better.
 
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I think that when you get really anxious about it, then it will keep repeating in the way that makes you uncomfortable. It sounds like you have a strong imagination but remember, you have the capability to be in charge of your daydreams and you just need to find a way to "morph" them back. Also taking a break like Esther said would be good. Just clear your head, listen to some music or anything that makes you feel relaxed.

Sometimes I close my eyes and imagine that I'm in a little room sitting peacefully with nothing around me, except roses. Maybe practicing a peaceful meditating type of daydream would be beneficial. Then you can really take charge and also get peace in the process.

Btw I use a pretend eraser if I don't like something. I don't know if that could help. But it kind of is like cleaning the slate, like if you were to erase a drawing.
 
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I've officially given up on my daydreams. They've gotten too warped and it's become too exhausting to try to fix them all the time. I'm so unbelievably depressed about it. I don't know what to do. How can I stop the dreams becoming warped? I don't want to lose this part of me. It helps me deal with life. I'm so scared of what I'm going to do without them.
I can truly sympathize. It is scary giving them up; they can be a lifesaver in the rough times, and I do hope you find peace with this.

I am not able to daydream anymore, due to having Bipolar. In the past, the old imagination caused a lot of manic and delusional problems, so I had to teach myself to stay focused on reality 24/7. The upside is that I have better control over the bipolar symptoms now; the downside is that what little creative ability I once had is all messed up.