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Because of my depression, I like many people, have pitifully low self esteem. Ever since Iast year I been having a tendency to daydream of having a better life and various other powerfantasies I make up. When daydreaming my self esteem skyrockets and I feel good. But I kinda resent it because I hate vanity and I'm worried that having super high self esteem will make me arrogant and vain and grandiose. I also begin to kinda lose touch with reality and think that I'm above the rules and stuff like that. I'm worried about becoming egotistic. I had a debate about this 2 days ago with my therapist and she said that the daydreams aren't bad because it's better than having extremely low self esteem(paraphrased). I disagreed. So with all this in mind, is it an adaptive or maladaptive coping mechanism?
I've had bad anxiety & depression since January this year. Some days I can manage me anxiety, others I can't even leave my house or room. I often get bad anxiety in public places, I almost had a panic attack in a supermarket last night because my anxiety was so bad. What i wanted to use this post for was to get some tips for myself, and others, about how to control anxiety, particularly in a public place? I'd really appreciate the help, I honestly have no clue :/