Tuesday, May 28

Maladaptive Daydreaming; Signs, Impact and 7 Ways to Stop Doing It

Happier Human Tackles MD

Happier Human is a book and wesite which takes “the science of happiness” and turns it into “actionable steps for a better life.” They recently published this piece on their site about ways to address Maladaptive Daydreaming.

If we are to discuss maladaptive daydreaming in the context of happiness, things can get quite complicated. Can we honestly say that people who daydream are less happy and satisfied with their lives than those who choose to anchor themselves in reality?

Sadly, researchers have paid little attention to the relationship between happiness and daydreaming. However, some experts believe that daydreaming impact men and women differently. [7] For women, the vividness of daydreaming predicts lower life satisfaction whereas, for men, it’s the frequency of daydreaming that predicts lower life satisfaction.

On the other hand, the same authors highlight that daydreaming about our close ones may improve our socio-emotional well-being.

Maladaptive Daydreaming: Signs, Impact, and 7 Ways to Stop Doing It – Happier Human

To read the full article click HERE

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