I have recently been to my GP about my depression/anxiety. We are finding a psych for me to see (a very long wait!!) and I am happy to be getting the help I need. it is sometimes very hard to live in my own head! I talk to myself in a very negative way and become anxious very easily. This week has been hard. I have a stressful job, and i find it hard to 'log off' at the end of the day. Work is a trigger for me due to a bad old work place.
I exercise most days - running in the morning and once a week or so pilates. my gp told me that often exercise is as good as an anti-depressant - its just getting the motivation to do it.
My question is: when you are having those times when the bad feelings take over, how do you motivate yourself to actually get out and go for a run? I usually run first thing in the morning as most of the time nothing has happened that day to trigger me and so I am fine to go run for an hour and be 'in my head'. If I am feeling particularly anxious or depressed - the last place I want to be is in my head!! So i tend to not do anything at all - which doesn't make me feel good.
So: does anyone have any tips to get out of that? For example, maybe instead of a run do you do 50 squats and see if that starts the endorphins? or do you give yourself permission to rest?
Sorry if this question is a bit all over the shop - just thought I'd see if anyone had any self help practical tips.
Hope everyone is having a good day. x