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How to Make and Keep a Simple Exercise Habit

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

For Trauma Survivors Who Don't Know Where to Start (or for anybody, really)




I'm a fitness buff. I believe in staying fit, because it helps me feel better, both in body and mind. But I've slid in and out of exercise habits during times of stress or depression and anxiety. During those times when I've been down, getting the motivation to start back up has sometimes seemed insurmountable, even when I know exercise makes me feel better. As someone who has experienced trauma, I understand that it's sometimes hard to get started with any kind of movement, or get back into a form of exercise you once enjoyed.


Even though we've been told a thousand times that physical activity is important, and we know in our bones that it is important, it can still