I go in spurts with my MD. I've found that it's usually when I am bored or really stressed or anxious. Ive noticed that my MD has gotten worse over the last several months. I felt like I had it under control for a while. But, since we've been dealing with the pandemic, restrictions, not being able to do what I normally do, it's gotten worse. I try hard not to MD, but I find it a way to cope. But, I also get tired of it because the reality of the world is still there. I try to keep myself busy with other things including exercise, reading, talking to friends. But, most of my MD happens when I go to bed. It's like a baby bottle, I have to have it as I go to sleep. But, it can cause me to lose sleep as well. I find though that I MD during the day off and on and I used to not do that before. Just wondering if anyone else has seen their MD get worse the last few months or if anyone has any thoughts or advice.
Same , it got worse too since the whole pandemic thing , and it makes me fall asleep. But I’m trying to distract myself during the day like i try to be sociable and snapping out to reality , plus avoiding my triggers, and ik it’s weird but when I can’t control myself from MD i just look at the mirror or i try to remember things that actually happened in my reality . I know this isn’t helping i mean i wish it is , but you’re not alone at this good luck ❤️
Md often acts as an unhealthy coping mechanism, so many of us have seen it get worse during the pandemic. Life is really stressful and we're basically going through a collective intense trauma, so pretty much everyone's mental health (whether they are MDers or not) has gotten worse.
Keeping yourself busy is good, but another thing that you could do that would be even more helpful is to figure out healthier ways to cope. Exercise and socializing are two of the things you mentioned that can also be healthy coping skills. As can things like meditation and journaling.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.
For me, the biggest triggers for daydreaming are boredom and anxiety. And there's more than enough of both during stay-at-home orders (my country had one in March-May and it seems there's soon a second since the 2nd wave is closing in :( ). Plus even before the pandemic I had a rough period in my life which had already added to daydreaming. The pandemic SO didn't help my situation.