Acting takes it’s tole on you physically but it also drains you mentally and emotionally. You’re always on. You’re feeling many feelings; some are yours and some are contrived for the performance. The set can be high stress and all of that pressure can really weigh in. So if you’re wanting to have an incredible acting career, without burning out from the stress of it all, we’d like to share with you some simple mindfulness tips for added success and wellbeing.
First of all, It's vital that you set aside your frustration with the industry, the directors, your fellow cast members and even yourself as you simple rest in gratitude. Gratitude is the fuel the expands our creativity and success. It feeds the relationships and opportunities in your life while inviting more good to come in.
Tip 1: Create a list you of all the things you’re grateful for in your life and acting career. From the big to the small details, list them. Have two copies; one being a notecard you can keep in your pocket and read off-set when you’re low on steam.
Tip 2. Celebrate your wins. In your daily journal, record each time you remembered to have gratitude today and took time to simply breathe.
Tip 3. Be aware of your responses. Notice when you’re reacting emotionally to what someone says or does and chose to shift your perception in that moment to appreciate the learning experience at hand.
Tip 4. Decide how you’re day will go by setting an intention at the start of each day. How do you want to feel? What state do you want to be in? How do you want to communicate with others? Set the intention and go back to that space throughout the day.