"I've been in this same situation multiple times before, and I also felt extremely ashamed about it. There are already some great points in this thread, but I wanted to reiterate them and emphasize how they've helped me:
"Mindfulness definitely helps my MD, though of course it becomes harder when I'm experiencing more stress. I think mindfulness is a wonderful tool for MDers to practice throughout their life. It also sometimes helps me feel less of an urge to…"
"Thanks for sharing. I relate to a lot of what you said, especially how daydreaming gets you through bad depression spells yet also holds you back in life. It's so difficult to find a healthy balance with daydreaming, or to feel in control of…"
"Have you tried setting aside time to daydream? Or maybe just trying to cut back on it little by little, like maybe just starting with thirty minutes where you absolutely try your hardest to not daydream? I don't know. I realize this is all much…"
"I'm sure there are some people who've stopped completely, but I personally think a more realisitc goal is to gain control of it, meaning that it doesn't feel like something you HAVE to do to avoid feeling bad. One thing that makes me…"
"I think it's a great idea to tell your friends. I haven't told any friends yet, but I have told my family and I'm really glad I did because now it feels like I'm no longer hiding something that, whether I like it or not,…"
"I absolutely relate to feeling like you're going to die when they do something that doesn't match your fantasy version of them. I don't know if this applies to you or if you ever feel this way, but I recently realized that much of my…"
"I stopped seeing therapists about a year ago, and I'm mostly happy with my decision. I make sure to journal a lot and talk to loved ones who understand (or who try to understand). I've also benefitted from reading books about therapy…"