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Ignore the negative...and all the thoughts in your head!
I have depression and because of that, find it very difficult to get motivated and stay positive about exercising. Almost every time I want to start exercising, I get thoughts like " what's the point?" or I just start thinking about how uncomfortable/painful it will be, which makes me not want to even try... The secret I have to share is simple: just do it! DON'T THINK ABOUT IT because you are likely to talk yourself out of it. Instead, just get up, turn on your exercise video and get to it!!
Before you know it you'll be done and feeling oh so proud of yourself :D
Find a way to help yourself to deal with stress and give your mind and body a break. I find that my exercise in the pool does this very well. My son likes to run. My daughter likes to sing. Find the way that takes over your thoughts and gives you relief.
I would like to tell you exactly what to do, but each of us needs our own outlet. For me it is something I can sink my mind, body and focus into completely--for others it is a way to become absorbed using one or more of their senses completely.
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