I’ll keep playing devil’s advocate though! Could you do the work part time? Could you handle working nights? Could you handle working in a large, potentially noisy space like a warehouse?
Places like Home Depot often hire people just for night freight. It’s basically all unpacking boxes, climbing up and down rolling stairs, etc. You could also look into distribution centers, where products are split from factory pallets (a pallet of just Product A) into pallets to go to stores (pallets of Lots Of Products). Again, 100% just moving stuff around!
I’d also point out that working in retail during the day doesn’t necessarily mean working with customers. My husband was an order picker for buy online and delivery orders at Home Depot for a while. He didn’t have to wear an apron/talk to customers, he just had to quickly find stuff and pack pallets. When I worked in the Garden department at Home Depot, I spent about 25% of my days assigned to “Tree Lot,” which basically meant standing out with the trees and watering for my entire 6 hour shift with very little customer interaction.
OR OR there’s always trade work. Work in trades is also just moving stuff around for a portion of the day. Hurdles with trades would be being female () and coming out to your employer about any mental illnesses for which you take a medication.
Exercise is a double edged sword. It is hard to get started when mental illnesses and weight are in your way, but the more you exercise, the more benefit there is toward the mental illness problems and the weight problems. It’s really uncomfortable to be fat (from personal experience), and I didn’t know how uncomfortable I was until I got fit (first retail job), and then got fat again later.
I’m also 26.