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?
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.
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.
To wheel of fortune. I can maybe help getting you motivated. I walk over an hour 5 days a week, it helps alot
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.
if there was a magical answer to that one! sometimes i just force myself to do things and say just do 5 minutes and then you can stop whether it is working out or going outside etc it does work some of the time i have depression and anziety and SAD so this time of year is brutal for me and i have some really bad days and motivation is next to none but i find the 5 minute rule does help you dont fell so overwhelmed