Next, as a practice at home, I want you set time aside to visualize the performance. Close your eyes and get into an emotional space of excitement. Draw up a memory where you felt overjoyed, excited and proud. Allow that to overcome you as you emotionally relive the experience. Now see your self walking up to that stage or to the camera and think of how fun your job is. (visualize how easy it is to focus on your breath) See the other actors responding readily to your character. See the audience in silent anticipation of your presence. They came to experience you. Just them sitting there, waiting, is a gift to you and their way of saying 'thank you' for sharing your talent of story telling.
I will be sharing more steps in the future, but for now, the strongest action you can take is to direct your focus away from the negative feelings and instead, focus it on the positive truth which is your talent in acting. Acting classes are here available precisely that reason! They give you a safe environment to practice your craft. So, don't fret. Take action. Start with visualizing the excitement and then move deeper into your talent. At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we are here to guide you through it.