When I find myself in a negative mood the natural tendency is to try and get out as fast as possible. And so; I seek distraction. I read, I overthink, I spiral down seemingly informative youtube blackholes. Or, I seek a remedy. I obsess over productivity, exercise, and health. Where has my motivation gone? What do I need to do to bring it back?
None of this is technically wrong but every activity can be a form of doing to avoid simply being. Meditating for the sake of meditating is useless when it comes to accepting your feelings. More broadly, discipline and willpower are blunt tools for emotional turmoil.
So, this is a reminder to feel it out. Sit with how you feel, let it wash over you and you might actually get some clarity on what your mind is trying to tell you… Or you might not, but you’ll have to accept that the only way out is through.