|Worry and Depression is common with aspiring actors|
Scientifically-Backed Terrific Ways To Stop Excessive Worrying and be a Successful Actor
Worry is something that all actors deal with, but it is one of the most dangerous emotions actors (also even non actors) experience. Worry is scientifically proven to harm us in many ways. Worry hurts, especially actors emotionally, physically, and mentally. Worry takes many different forms and we all have a different response to it.
There are some great ways to combat worry though.
Listed below are 10 scientifically backed ways to stop excessive worrying.
- Continuous or frequent rejections in auditions
- Resultant long periods of inactivity leading to financial instability
- Poor performance on a set and consequently, getting replaced by another actor
- Lack of appreciation
- Lack of acceptance
- Shattered self-image of being most beautiful or handsome
- Lack of knowledge of Bollywood and TV serial world
- Sarcastic remarks by casting directors, coordinators or even by co-stars on poor acting, not memorizing lines properly, and camera acting knowledge
- Consequently, developing bad habits like alcoholism, womanizing to name a few!
- Self-pity, negativity, brooding and depression
In our creative world or even in our personal lives, if we not careful, the devil called “worry” which is beyond reasonable will destroy our lives.
Worry is like a rocking chair—it's always in motion, but it never gets you anywhere. So why do we struggle with it? And what good does it do? Worry is the opposite of faith, and it steals our peace, physically wears us out, and can even make us sick. When we worry, we torment ourselves.
In my long career of more than 50 years as an actor, filmmaker, an acting coach and marketing expert, I have suffered with all the above symptoms, but I resolved to win over this devil and fought out successfully with determination and patience
Solutions to Fight Out the Devil of “Excessive Worry”
2. Develop the Habit of Writing (Journaling)
3. Speak it Out (Venting)
4. Be a Volunteer
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Department of Psychology, USA) claims that volunteering is vital to stress reduction. Other studies claim that less than 100 hours a year is enough to make a big difference is how you handle worry. So get out there, find an organization that you are interested in, and see how your worry decreases.
Learn Yoga and Pranayam, Self-Hypnotism and Auto-Suggestion. Slowly, you will learn to relax and be worriless in just 3 to 5 minutes, lying down, sitting or even standing.
6. Be Creative
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
Remember, when we focus on finding creative ways to address our issues with excessive worry, we will succeed in beating it once and for all.