Good afternoon @olivia22819 Your suggestion about developing an exercise regimen is right next to perfect for dealing with depression and anxiety. The next element is the time….good things like exercise are best when they become a habit. If your regimen says no breakfast until after exercise, you are not as likely to skip the exercise because that would be self-defeating.
Exercise has always played a big role in my life so I was very depressed when I received the diagnosis of small fiber peripheral neuropathy. I enjoy the restorative yoga, but my daily 3-mile nature walk became a memory. I had to force myself to get out of bed. My neurologist recognized the depression and helped pull me out of it. So….three years later and with a lot of help and willpower, I am like a robot in the morning, doing everything I committed to doing. And the best surprise…..I am beginning to do my nature walk again….only 1 mile today, and yet I know it might be at least 2 miles down the road a bit. May you be safe and protected. Chris