Do I always need an intentional model?

I’ve been working with the model both in scholars and another program for over a year. Sometimes I find it really helpful to sit with my unintentional models before rushing to an intentional one, if at all. I tell my brain this isn’t working and ask it to get to work on thinking differently (What else you got?) and often find after a few hours to days it will shift, whether there’s an IM or not once I become aware of how my thinking is affecting my situation. I find rushing to the IM, even if I come up with a believable thought, doesn’t always have as much impact. Sometimes my mind is so blown by how the UM is working, the IM is almost like an afterthought.