It's important to maintain both your physical and mental health, but sometimes anxiety and depression can be a real challenge to your fitness goals. For those of us who struggle to find motivation to get back to the gym, writer Sarah Kurchak wrote a fantastic article on getting healthy while you're trying to find motivation.
When it comes to having a mental illness, the G.I. Joe doctrine is meaningless: Knowing what will help you isn’t close to half the battle. It’s a tenth of the battle, at best. Most people with depression are already aware — often too aware — of all the things we could or should be doing to combat our condition. But where the well-meaning mentally healthy person sees a straightforward progression toward improvement, we see the paradox: yes, if we could do those things, it might help our depression, but not being able to do those things is a major part of being depressed.
This is a fantastic article that I can't recommend highly enough. Read the entire thing here.
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