Not trying to put myself down, but honestly I am a hedonistic and lazy person. It’s hard to make myself do things that aren’t immediately gratifying. That’s a huge part of the battle.
Being physically active is huge. I never want to do it despite how good I feel after. Plus it’s just good to be active anyway so may as well do it. It’s also necessary for my physical therapy, which makes me wonder why its so hard to do lol.
Talking to people helps too. I have a girl friend who struggles with anxiety and similar issues to me, we lean on each other quite a bit. Even just saying to someone hey, I’m kinda lonely, can we chill/do something fun if I don’t feel like telling them everything.
Meds were a huge help to me. Though trauma certainly had aggravated everything, it seems my brain chemistry is just off. It took fucking forever but finding the right meds has made everything so much better.