The key to curing depersonalisation is to create a life that you truly wish to be living. Then there is no need for the 'protective coping mechanism' which pulls you away from experiencing life.
-Put yourself first more often, try to take control and ownership of your life.
- Learn to love yourself
- Seek to do the things that you truly enjoy regularly - daily even. Try to do what you truly want to do each moment. This may take some soul searching but it is very important.
- Try not to withdraw socially too much. Try to spend time with good people regularly and if you have less friends sometimes, try to make more connections as people will always come and go.
- Heal from the past. If you have trauma - try to face it in a healthy way when you are ready. Try to complete some healing tasks that will allow you to move forward in life and leave some of the pain behind.
- Do what you can to feel safe. Try to trust that you can keep yourself safe. Take very good care of yourself, your health and wellbeing. If you are struggling in some areas, try to do what you can to feel more stable and slowly lay down some foundations to improve the situation.
- Mindfulness does work. Remind yourself that today is a new day and you are right here, right now. Re-train your brain to enjoy the day and coax it out of hiding by depersonalising.
- Experiment with what makes you feel good until you find it. It could be that you need to have a better sleep routine or a morning routine with exercise or meditation to improve your day.. or to set goals to make people laugh or improve your social skills. It could be a weekly sport, walking group or craft group.
It can be a bit of a long road and I suppose it sounds hard to do. But it doesn't need to be extremely difficult. It is just about shifting perception to break the depersonalisation cycle. Choose to actively try to be present and do things that you enjoy .... so if you enjoy the process, then it is not as difficult as it might seem sometimes.
Enjoy your life - claim your life back. Try to be very good to yourself and search for what is healthy emotionally/physically/mentally and what is enjoyable and meaningful. Depersonalisation may come and go as time passes, but with the efforts that are right for you - one day it might not return.