I’ve written somewhat recently about effects of exercise on depression. Having faced this issue off and on for the past few years, it’s a topic that has some personal significance. After my recent injury and moving the family into a new house, it really struck me today how long it’s been since I’ve been able to run. Is it also surprising that my symptoms have magnified since then? Probably shouldn’t be. It’s not that I think exercise is some antidepressant. It’s more the constant feeling of self-disgust towards how I look and lack of meeting goals that’s the heavier weight on my shoulders.
I think depression is such an under appreciated disease – why don’t you just feel happy? Why do you have to let things get you down? If I knew the answers to those questions I guess I wouldn’t struggle. Seems so easy to fix yet so hard.
Here’s hoping for better horizons.