After an audition, your adrenalin is pumping an immeasurable amount of energy through your body. And your mind is swirling with a series of thoughts. What to do next?
Breathe. Take a nice long, deep breath. This is when you sit down and write out your experience right away.
As we’ve covered in a recent post, immediately following an audition it is highly recommended to sit down and write out your thoughts. If you didn’t read the post titled, “Are You Prepared for the Call Back?” which focused on the value of writing down your thoughts after an audition, be sure to check it out.
Once you’ve written out your thoughts and answered some crucial questions about the audition, again, remember to breathe. Notice your breath and just breathe. If you forgot something write it down. Leave the waiting area and go to the car, but don’t drive away just yet.
I Am an Awesome Person / Actor
Breathe again, and again. And no matter how the audition went, good or bad, say an affirmation that makes you feel good i.e., “I am an awesome person. I am an awesome actor. I did what I did and it was more than enough.”
Say this as many times as you need to feel complete. (Perhaps set your phone timer and repeat the affirmation for two minutes.)
Now you’re ready to drive away from the audition. Move onto your next action of the day and get on with your amazing life. And that’s when the phone will ring, with a callback – after you’ve done your work and let it all go.
If you’re an actor or know someone who is feel free to share this article with those you believe could benefit from it. Thank you.
And if you’re an actor please share any insight or additional tips for what you have experienced when it comes to breathing and the power of affirmations leading up to and following an audition. Who knows, your input just might make the difference in preparing and inspiring a fellow actor in such a way as to change the course of someone’s career and life.
LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO
Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re an actor or you know someone who is, there is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.
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