I have a slight problem, which is that I'm soon going to be trying to get rid of what's unofficially known as compulsive fantasy or maladaptive daydreaming disorder (not in the dsm yet), and that is always how I got ideas for art/filmmaking/whatever, and it's great that creativity is easy for me, but not so great when I start running/pacing without realizing and injuring myself/scaring others, talking out loud 'to myself' and crying or laughing involuntarily whenever a character does, etc etc. There have also been many lost days where I've done nothing but pace and daydream, and that is not going to work if I decide to become a professional artist.
But I'm not sure how to approach the creative process for art in a normal way, what's a normal way of using the imagination? Are there any books that could be recommended? And as MDers tend to be into art, are there any on here, and could you tell me how you dealt with it, and I'm also a little scared that when I start corrective measures whether I'll lose the ability to think creatively at all, please reassure me that this is not case.