Lately, I have realized there is a disease called maladaptive daydreaming. Uh, what is this Maladaptive dreaming you ask?
On one fine Sunday morning Youtube threw me a random 60-second YT Shorts (youtube recommendation sometimes does wonder, I suppose) with the unusual title “What is Maladaptive dreaming?” and like a goat grazing grass, I fell for the clickbait preview (Jeez, that youtube text preview is addictive)
The video talks about daydreaming in general, on-an average humans spend around 30% of their day just daydreaming. but Maladaptive dreaming is more than just day dr while it damages is the excessive form of imagination, where one gets lost in their own world of fantasy be it gaming, movie, or music and they remain in that fantasy world for several hours of a day which then replaces their real-world interaction (which later affects the work life and personal life interactions)
Okay so this is the video I’m talking about
So why did I get to worry about this?
Music has always been my companion and I must say it had even impacted my life positively and helped me to imagine achieving things that I end up achieving later on (fantasy world) but then why to worry.
All my life I was proud of one thing I didn’t have any vices (My willpower is at its peak) but consuming music is something I always look up to, this was my go-to stress release, I get into a fantasy world whenever I get into. but this is normal, everyone I know does it, right? here is the problem
Well, I do know this is not something I can get rid of (like a Ranbir Kapoor self-discovery movie) with a blink of an eye, especially when the Spotify app is the first thing in the morning I use.
the step is to focus on reducing the maladaptive dreaming process and having a constant reality check. doing action x 30. I want to achieve something my dream of content creation on social media to be a musician Shoaib many things to do with you always dreamt of while listening to music, but the thing is up not achieved am happy with whatever the level of success has been achieved till now the amount of Independence and traveling which are picked up as always help me to have a perspective towards life.