A Corona Wake Up Call!
A crisis creates isolation and loneliness. Today reach out to your loved ones and talk about Something Else. There will be life after this. Make people laugh, laughing is the great comforter and lets them know, we will overcome this.
HOW TO STAY CALM DURING A PANDEMIC
Millions of people are working from their homes. Schools are closed, large gatherings prohibited and grocery store shelves are empty. And there are some people not taking coronavirus seriously at all. With so many sources of stress and anxiety coming your way, this is too much to cope with. It’s normal to feel extremely overwhelmed when something this global is impacting every part of your life.
“Remember keep finding your center.
For in the eye of the storm, things are calm.”
In this article, I’ve also included the best advice from some of the leading psychiatrists in the field of stress and anxiety management. Fear and uncertainty is always the common response for people who don’t understand what is going on. We feel this threatens our safety and the safety of our loved ones. But don’t give into fear!
This event is impacting everyone around the globe. But this is also a growing moment. An opportunity to bring your family together, and to bring yourself together by realigning your priorities.
Pandemics makes one feel unsafe and resulting with social isolation.
Here are 3 things you can do to survive and thrive during this crisis:
1. Stop watching the news all the time.
There’s a fine line between staying informed and drowning in media panic overdrive.
The more news I watch, the more stressed I become, so please find the off button.
Health officials even say, “give yourself a break.”
Also what you read on social media is often sensationalized to keep you on their site, or just simply false.
2. Look out for others
Life feels out of control right now, so it’s important for you to focus on the things that are within your control, helping to keep your loved ones safe, is something you can do. You could also reach out to an elderly neighbor who may need some groceries.
During crises some people isolate themselves for personal safety. Ok, that’s good! But, it DOESN’T MEAN you shouldn’t call or facetime your friends, co-workers and family. You must stay connected.
Remember after this situation passes. I want you to proud of how you behaved during these trying times. It’s really a test of your humanity.
When you call – please don’t be upset or yell at them. They need your support not for you to increase their stress levels. It’s important that you provide your loved ones some relief. So, talk about other things. Life will eventually get back to normal. Make them laugh, laughter is a great comforter. Let them know we are all in on this together. Stay connected!
3. Become mindful.
Not knowing what the future holds is one of the main reasons why people feel so anxious, so you must now focus on surrendering to the PRESENT. Yes, the Present.
A way to do that is to use meditation techniques or breathing exercises.
After you calm your mind, make a list of all the things to be grateful for.
You have your health, the sun is still shining, you have food, and so much more.
Focus on all the good things that you have in your life right now.
Fear only exists when you can’t live in the grace and beauty of the present.
Surrender and you will find the powerful meaning of these moments.
The whole world is stopping and reassessing itself and that’s good.
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One thing is for sure, this crisis will pass. But it’s important that you monitor how you act during this pandemic.
Reading about how people behaved during the pandemic of 1918, it was sad to know that people turned against each other.
They totally disconnected from their neighbors and friends. But, they felt ashamed of how they behaved afterwards.
Don’t be like them.
During these difficult times, show your kindness, compassion and think how you can help and support one another.
You will feel better about yourself once it’s over.
Together We Can Overcome Anything! (Please Share)
With love and passion, Bernard
The skill and legacy of an actor can be defined by numerous experiences, including key roles, acting classes, mentors, coaches, and accolades in the industry. But in the end, when the success of an actor or actress is gauged, most people look to the key roles that they have played throughout their careers.
When thinking about finding success in acting as a profession, most people tend to think of all the roles that they can star in or how many connections they’ll make. However, without a fantastic audition, you will never get the roles that can help you build and establish your career. So let’s look at preparing for your first audition.
The audition process in greater detail
If you’re fairly new to the acting industry and have yet to dive into a minor-league role, chances are that you probably haven’t had your first “big” audition. Admittedly, the audition process can be quite nerve-wracking because your life and career can change in an instant with even just one role. This can be even more so when you’re pitted up against other experienced talents.
Although many people claim that you will adjust to the auditioning process after you’ve done a few, it’s always good to do the necessary research beforehand. The desire to get everything right the first time may seem like a distant or near-impossible dream. But, coming prepared and having the right mindset can make all the difference during your acting auditions.
Put your nervousness aside, keep your eyes peeled, and read on because this short guide will tell you all that you need to know and expect when auditioning for an acting role for the first time:
What to expect when going to your first audition
Upon walking into the audition room, expect to see a handful of people who will facilitate the entire process. Generally, auditions for acting roles are organized and run by a casting director, producer, camera operator, and client representative. Walking into a room full of strangers may not be the most comfortable experience, but the audition process is a small glimpse into what you’ll have to undergo during your acting career.
How you should behave while waiting in the casting room
Regardless of who is in the room, it is essential to come as your best self and not let your nerves get the best of you because each person has a significant bearing on whether or not you get the role. Always remember to respect each person in the room in the way you take directions, follow orders, and respond to any comments that are given to you.
What to do when it’s your turn
Once you’ve been called to audition, it is essential to act in a way that will make the casting director’s job much easier. Handing your headshot or set card in right away, coming ready for the role, memorizing your lines properly (but be willing to improv if called upon), and only talking when you’re asked to will make for a successful audition. After you’ve said your lines and shown your acting skills, a photographer may have to take your picture for the documentation process, so give your best smile, say thank you, and make your way out.
Although your first audition experience may seem daunting, you will have it under control. Come prepared by doing the necessary research, practicing your lines, and compiling all the necessary requirements.
If you feel that you aren’t ready and could use some more training before heading for your first audition, consider taking a few acting classes in Los Angeles with Bernard Hiller!