It's really awesome to know that I'm not the only one that does this!
I've been daydreaming since I was around 6, maybe even younger, and it has helped me cope with the negative things that pop up in my life. Music is the #1 MAIN trigger for my dreams, along with reading, and watching movies, because they give me so MANY ideas of things I can do in my dreams. Daydreaming has helped me cope with so many things, not only does it give me something to do, but in some ways I learn a lot about myself and my morals. Just the thought of having to go without my dreams makes me feel upset, because that's what excites me everyday of having to do the repeated things over and over, is dreaming. Because I can always count on my dreams to NEVER being normal or boring.
So I don't see daydreaming as a hindrance, I absolutely LOVE it.
Though it is disappointing to know that the characters you make up are not real. Well for some they could be, but they wouldn't be how YOU pictured them.
I can never really dream as well as when I listen to music. And I'm beginning to think I have a music addiction, because it also helps me cope with things. Just today my phone broke, and it has my music on it, and its the only way I can listen to music, until I get home. When I learned I couldn't listen to my music, for school, and what not, I got EXTREMELY emotional, I felt like crying, and I felt angry. And as much as I don't want to I need to cut back on my music, because I ALWAYS listen to music with headphones, and I'm slowly losing my hearing. And I'm pretty sure by the time I reach 25 I'll need hearing-aids.