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Worry and Depression in aspiring actors
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.


Worry, feeling uneasy or troubled, seems to plague multitudes of people in our world today. It's human nature to be concerned about the bad situations. In case of actors, bad situations could be 

  • 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


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Solutions to Fight Out the Devil of “Excessive Worry”


 

 

 

  1. Exercise


Exercise helps to produce happiness, feel good group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system and having a number of favorable body functions (endorphins). Exercise reduces stress in so many ways. You can get your tension out through kick-boxing, yoga, running, swimming, and so much more. Exercise will give you a new path to focus on that is not worrying. Exercise lets you focus on getting better yourself. With the focus on health, you will naturally stop worrying.

2. Develop the Habit of Writing (Journaling)


Keeping a diary (journal) can be a good way to stop worrying. By writing down your thoughts, you might see that they are not anything to worry about after all. Writing can be very medicinal. It helps you get to the heart of the issue. When we write, we don’t worry about anything but the words on the page. Just write about anything that makes you happy, sad, stressed, or angry. A study published in Psychotherapy Research showed that participants who wrote daily their feelings are likely to have lower levels of anxiety than those who were not writing.

3. Speak it Out (Venting)


Talking to someone about your worries is a great way to stop them right in their beginning. Often, someone else will have advice or something to add into the conversation to make you feel a little calmer.  Don’t be afraid to ask the other person’s advice while speaking with them. Attempt to find someone who has been in a similar situation as you are in. Knowing that the worry will eventually end is beneficial, so keep that in mind.

4. Be a Volunteer


The best way to stop thinking about you is to be a volunteer of some social service or help someone else. When the focus shifts away from us, we see that our problems are small in comparison to the problems of others. Changing your perspective may change your mind about what is worth worrying about. Many experts, (for example Rodlescia Sneed,
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.

5. Meditate


Find a calming mantra to fixate your mind on throughout the day.
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.

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6. Be Creative


Creativity, like exercise gives a great outlet for stress relief. Put all your emotions into making something just according to your “beautiful”, maybe a nice poem, a piece of art or a recipe. Or develop a new hobby like singing, dancing, storytelling for kids, cooking etc.  Creating something is a good use of time, unlike worry. Creativity gives us the option to change anything, unlike worry.


7. Pray


Speaking to a higher power about your problems is a safe way to get relief from worry. Acknowledging that there is something or someone looking out at you, for you will give you peace. Find encouraging mantras, verses and quotes from your religious books to get peace and motivation and get rid of excessive worry. A popular prayer in English that helps a lot of people release worries is which goes-

 “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.

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