Yup. Hello fibromyalgia! I really struggle with exercise some days, because just getting dressed hurts. But in all honesty, all that we need to do on those days? Is put on a pair of shoes and walk for 15 minutes in one direction, then turn around and go home.but everything hurts
I’ve done that in my pjs to make it happen some days. Exercise, just walking, has very solid evidence to benefit mental health. On the current evidence, it’s more effective at treating depression than any antidepressant currently on the market.
Thing about these self-care things? Is that if you spend half an hour doing exercise, and you spend half an hour doing relaxation, you don’t actually lose an hour of work time. You get more done, because your brain chemistry is better able to focus and work when you do sit down at the desk.