7 Online Tips For Actor’s Self-Care
“You’re not going there to get a job. You’re going there to present what you do.” —Bryan Cranston
Being an actor is difficult because you are constantly rejected. If you go through a series of auditions and don’t get a single one, your self-esteem will suffer and you will get depressed.
You’ll be in excellent spirits for the next audition if you know how to look after your mental health after an audition.
How to Handle Rejection
Rejection is something that every performer has to cope with. Even if you are talented and performed well in your audition, someone else could have performed better.
If becoming an actor is your dream, instead of dreading rejection, you should embrace it. We don’t want to be in this pain, and we’ll go to any length to avoid it.
You should see rejection as a source of strength. Whether you’re an actor or not, not everything comes naturally to you.
You might finally get the part you’ve always wanted after a string of rejections. Rejection should not be viewed as a threat, but rather as an opportunity to grow.
Keep Yourself Motivated
You must feel a rush of excitement and pride in yourself when you act in an audition or acting class. During difficult times, remember why you took action.
You might persuade yourself that rejection is just a part of the journey that will lead you closer to your goal. You can also tell yourself that no one wins.
Similarly, your favourite sports team has most likely lost a key game in the finals. They didn’t give up, but they gave it their all in every game. After each audition, you must see yourself in this light.
Stay Away From Jealousy
It’s all too simple to compare yourself to your peers in the industry. You might be glancing around the audition room at other aspiring actors to see what they look like or how much experience they claim to have.
You might be thinking about how your favourite actor or actress got their start at a young age and fearing that your chance has passed. Turn that negative comment into a positive one once you’ve identified what you’re envious of. Acting is a craft that requires repetition, reevaluation, and fine-tuning. Taking online acting classes or working on your acting can be a great way to sharpen your acting skills in between jobs and auditions.
Change your mind-set from not believing you are good enough to believing in your gifts and talents. Out loud, read the positive and negative statements to observe which ones sound more powerful.
When you no longer feel jealous of other actors and instead feel delighted for their achievement, you’ll know you’ve overcome your envy.
How to Deal with Audition Nerves
You may walk into the audition room and hear your name called. Everything about your confidence shifts as you see the casting directors waiting for you.
This is because adrenaline causes you to tighten up, sweat, shiver, have a dry mouth, shortness of breath, and dizziness when it rushes into your veins. A panic attack might result from this fight or flight response.
If all of that energy is trapped, trying to ignore these sensations can actually make them worse. Expect this kind of reaction when you’re in front of the judges, and remind yourself that these casting directors are cheering for you to succeed.
Casting directors want the actor in front of them to embody the character they’ve envisaged, and they want that individual to be the one they’ve been seeking for. This should boost your self-assurance.
See a Therapist
People are often apprehensive about going to therapy because they believe it will make them appear weak. The truth is that anyone can benefit from therapy if they talk to someone who is objective about their difficulties.
Most insurance plans include mental health, and you can find a therapist who will work with you on a sliding basis to help with costs.
A therapist can assist you in determining why you enjoy what you do, coping with new obstacles, and making required changes. Therapy may be beneficial to your performing profession.
Change your Mindset.
During an audition, actors often put a lot of pressure on themselves. Find a fresh intention instead of convincing yourself that this is the section that will make or destroy your career.
Tell yourself that you’re performing this audition to introduce casting directors to your new monologue or that it’s merely a practise session.
Concentrate solely on that intention and make it your goal to leave the audition feeling like you did something.
Through online discussion boards on Facebook or in your acting class, you can find a community of other performers going through the same thing. Everything you’re going through is most likely something they’ve gone through as well.
Acting does not have to be your only passion, even if it is your main one. Find a hobby to do in between auditions to help you forget about the last one. You should also concentrate on areas where you may improve for your next audition, such as cold reading too rapidly, shakiness, forgetting your lines, and so on.
You can discuss strategies to improve in these areas with your therapist. It is critical to recognise that you must enhance your mental health in order to benefit both your acting career and your personal well-being.
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