I think I may have failed to clearly state my question.
actually Shana your question to me was quite understandable.
as for the "cyclical states" being a guy i cant help you on that..
but my old Zen teacher used to say that we ALL have "circumstances" we all think this "stuff" only happens to us alone. that we have particular issues. in truth we all have circumstances but some of us are able to keep going like the energizer bunny. this is true for martial arts as well as business and the success we have, or not have in our lives.
i always say the hardest part of martial arts is just showing up.
the only time i would suggest not participating in class would be due to an injury that would get worse from doing so. example i once tore my hamstring very badly. i would advise others to take the time off to recoupe. i however did not follow this and limped around on the dojo floor but the difference was i was teaching rather then being a student.
as for techniques to get us there ....well every reason would have a different response from me.
if your feeling is one of procastination that usually comes from being overwelmed so i would say take baby steps. focus on small tasks *( just pack your Gi....just eat something ...just get in the car )
however on the overall i would say just make it a habit to go. but i think must of us know that.
Question ... does or would these emotional reasons keep you from brushing your teeth or taking a shower ??? going to work???
probably not because we focus on the physical parts /steps or getting it done. however when we start to focus on the "should we go" ??? "do i really feel like it?" the longer we entertain these thoughts the more the answer is usually ....NO...
so i would say do not entertain these thoughts ,,,try to regulate your mind and just "GET THERE"
then leave these thoughts at the door when you get there.