- What do you want/need right now?
- Why do you want/need that specifically?
- How will it make you feel once to attained that particular thing/person/experience?
- What do you think needs to happen right now; or what do you think is delaying that from coming true?
Taking a time-out to ponder these type questions can often define &/or redefine your short & long term goals. Even better, they bring to your awareness any short/long term goals you might want to aspire to, but haven't really focused on. Just thinking about it will generate the energy to make it a reality (a lifestyle I'm currently exploring).
Sometimes I can get caught up in the things I don't have, generating stress, frustration... but I want to avoid that. If we choose to stress out, we can easily choose to chill out (e.g. via-hoop). hehehe.
For me, I'm focusing on switching the way I think about, or phrase my situations. For example, switching from "this sucks because of that," to "I'm really glad about this; I'm grateful for that; at least I'm..." etc. It definitely curbs my anger. If you do it enough, you'll make a positive habit out of it. In summary, I think it's about remembering "how you would feel if you got what you needed/wanted; experienced." It's hard to marinate in anger if you train yourself to divert your energy/attention to that which makes you happy.
As a matter of fact, the same way a yoga instructor might suggest dedicating your practice to someone or something, I want to incorporate that into my hoop practice. Like people hooping for World Peace; that's my ideal of World Hoop Day.
Anyway, my new trick obsession is getting down the knee tap breaks; looks awesome. I'm completely wobbly trying that one, but I can't get enough! I can't wait for the moment my mind understands what I want my body to do.