Anxiety, depression, relationship, money, self-esteem, body. Most of your problems are going to fit into one or more of these categories.
One strategy is to work on the problem itself. If you are anxious, you can focus on ways to feel at ease. If you lack confidence, you can work on building it. If you are out of shape, you can get fit.
The only problem with this is that our problems are like weeds in a garden. Failing to remove the roots, ensures the weed grows back.
It is good and natural to problem solve. Up to a certain point.
After awhile, you will understand that you need to go to a deeper level to be free of your struggle and suffering once and for all. Isn't that what you want?
Why we like to busy ourselves with problem solving is just that—it keeps us busy and gives a certain sense of accomplishment.
That deeper work — removing the roots — is hard and terrifying, which is another reason we prefer to stay at the surface.
What is that deeper work you might wonder? It is the destruction of the "you" you think is you. It is the total and complete undoing of your conditioned self (the one that has opinions, preferences, and stories about the world), which will entail an energetic death.
We don't know what's on the other side. But something compels us to find out.