I just want to expand upon the whole exercise thing.
It is VERY important to exercise because of your health for one, but it does a lot of other important things for your brain:
-It gets blood flowing to the brain. Poor blood flow can cause fogginess and tiredness that makes it harder to feel real.
-Pain and muscle fatigue (don't overdo it!!!) help to bring you "back to reality".
-It helps with depression for MANY reasons
-You get out and do things, make friends (all good for feeling real)
-Gyms tend to have mirrors, this can help or hurt. If it it hurts, though you can avoid them.
-Using your body and self to attain a goal will help you recover
-It makes you tired... this should help you sleep. Natural healing sleep is so vital for functioning well, it's ridiculous. I'm in college and SCREW the whole I brag because I don't sleep thing!! I try and get 8 hours and I don't care what anyone else says!
Just my thoughts on working out becuase I for one like going to the gym... Plus who doesn't like looking good?