Motivation Monday: Don't Wait For the Right Mood

Who says you need to wait until you ‘feel like’ doing something in order to start doing it? The problem, from this perspective, isn’t that you don’t feel motivated; it’s that you imagine you need to feel motivated. … If you can regard your thoughts and emotions about whatever you’re procrastinating on as passing weather, you’ll realise that your reluctance about working isn’t something that needs to be eradicated or transformed into positivity. You can coexist with it. You can note the procrastinatory feelings and work anyway.
— Oliver Burkeman, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Your emotions don't always need to align with the action. Taking that first step can be necessary in overcoming your own inhibitions. Or, sometimes you simply need to embrace your feelings and take the plunge anyway. But if you wait until you're in the right mood, you'll probably be waiting a very, very long time.