Sometimes it can be helpful to live in an illusion, to keep yourself so distracted by daydreams and fanciful wishes that you don’t have to deal with unpleasant thoughts. If you’re having troubling thoughts, it might be okay to just pretend everything is fine. Think good thoughts and if there are uncertain situations, just pretend that you know the outcome for certain and the outcome is good. Fake it until you make it because you’ll make it eventually. Have hope!