I have no idea if this is the right place for this, but I just read an article and I felt it connect so deeply with my experiences that I have to share it.
Basically, I'm doing research on how to, for lack of a better phrase, not escape. I seem to have a compulsive need to escape from my life, whether it be through daydreaming, reading, picking at my skin, or scrolling through social media, and I understand that its a very unhealthy habit that I need to break. Anyways, I came across this article in the research, and while it doesn't mention daydreaming specifically, it does focus on fantasizing about being someone else and using other forms of escapism.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.