Choose an activity you like to do or, at least, don’t mind doing. Maintain preparation, that is, have your training kit, bike shoes or whatever, ready to go, right now. If it’s necessary to get ‘stuff’ ready you’re gonna find it even more difficult to engage in activities.
When you are struggling with your mental health, getting active may be one of the last things you feel like doing. But if you can muster the energy, evidence shows that exercise has a powerfully beneficial effect. One 2019 study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, found that physical activity is an effective prevention strategy for depression. Another 2015 paper found that exercise can be as helpful in treating mild to moderate depression as antidepressants and psychotherapy.