3 Secrets to Acting Success You Can Start Today

UnknownBy: ClaimFame Career Coach Mason O’Brien
Mason O’Brien is the owner and operator of Bluprint coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life! For more details visit Bluprintcoaching.com. Mason has worked in casting for years and is the perfect voice to coach our audience of actors. 

We’ve all been here: the desk job. I recently started a new and very demanding position at work. I find myself spending late nights and long hours at my desk. While I’m grateful to have a job to support myself, the lack of variety in my day is a shock to my system. I like to move around and take part in different activities. After a few weeks of working around the clock, I decided I needed to take control and find some “me” time during the day. I wanted a moment to clear my head and get my body moving. As actors, we have to be sure to take care of our bodies & minds even when we take the 9-5 to support ourselves. 

So here are 3 easy things to do every day to incorporate”me time” into your multi-taksing life:

1. Find a way to incorporate physical exercise into your day
2. Try to meditate for at least 5 minutes when you first wake up & before you go to bed
3. Start a gratitude journal and start focusing on the positive

Recently, I started doing all 3 things and I am much calmer, focused and more positive. I started by bringing my leggings and running shoes to the office. Now, I take a 45 minute walk at lunch. I may look silly leaving my very corporate office, but when I get outside I feel an immediate sense of peace. I am lucky to live in LA and I love the California sunshine on my face. Even more, my body loves the fresh air and a chance to stretch into an upright position. I work on my posture as I walk and pay close attention to my breath as I alternate my pace.

I’ve realized that for me, this walk is my own form of meditation. I find it calms me and grounds me — two feelings I don’t experience during the work day and know  I need for my productivity and overall sense of well-being. As actors, you all know how important meditation is to your craft: It allows for a quiet mind and time to tap into your emotions, and ultimately discover the character within.

I want to encourage all of you today to find new ways to meditate– be creative! Whether it be a walk, time spent journaling, a yoga class, or traditional seated meditation, start to explore what works best for you and treat yourself to a little “me” time. I know both your body and your work will thank you.

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