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How Do You Keep Motivated To Stay Active And Healthy?

How Do You Keep Motivated To Stay Active And Healthy?

My depression comes in waves and so does anxiety. I used to work out all the time and easy healthy all the time, but as I got older my depression and anxiety got worse. It's like "one week on, one week off" when it comes to exercising and eating right.

How do some of you keep motivated through depression to do some daily exercise?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I try to look at the positive things in my life instead of the negative. It is sometimes hard to do especially when things are going wrong or when I'm really depressed. I use positive self talk like " I did a good job painting that picture, I made a good meal my family enjoyed or I helped someone today. " this helps me to see I have good qualities to offer. Also I have two cats that help me stay grounded. I hope this has helped.

posted 9 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Sometimes having a partner to do things with helps with the motivation, that can be family or a friend. A support group can be useful too.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

To wheel of fortune. I can maybe help getting you motivated. I walk over an hour 5 days a week, it helps alot

posted 11 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm another one that has problems get motivated. I find I can get up take care of my dogs then I can sit and watch tv all day I am one of those people that needs a social life I'm more happier out and about then stuck in a house. So I'm looking into some free programs with park and Rec and pushing myself especially now with winter coming to get out. It's not easy but I try baby steps

posted 12 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I've spent a lot of time isolating and my depression and anxiety got worse, so I needed to do something. A friend suggested I try a few different activities she went with on some , I enjoyed myself. So my friend got some of her to let me tag along ( they noticed I was a little different not as outgoing ). They helped me by including, accepting and just being friendly. So I gained new friends they motivate me, I also don't want to be stuck in the house all the time. It's not always easy. I stopped making excuses and get going.

posted over 1 year ago
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