VOICE ACTING DAY – HooBoy, this will be challenging today. I go to my acting coach and then directly to my regular class for my mic work and critique. Critique is not easy for me on any day, though I have been making strides at thickening my hide and growing my balls to take in lessons and not get as wound up in failure, and ‘I AM so damn bad’ feelings.
No matter how badly I fail, *I* am NOT a failure. Maybe what I did was a failed attempt. This is a critical distinction for all artists to make. My passion makes me an artist in many realms, but my thin skin makes art a bad combo with depression. Depression urges me to cuddle on the couch with Tiger and make excuses why I can’t go do voice work today.
HOWEVER, life is change. We are never the same, not from nano-second to nano-second. Might as well try something different. I was smart to get a coach to help me and support me. I was smart to try voice acting and many days it brings me joy. If I were hired for a voice gig, I wouldn’t call in depressed! So it’s a great chance to learn how to deal and use this in some way.
Today is bravery day, and I need to gird on all I’ve learned thus far.
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BB (Body Balance) 7.5. Sleep 7 hours divided, pretty good first 4 hours. Tummy/Gut balanced and playing nice. Not hungry within one hour of waking. Will eat soon as I can’t do voice work on full tummy. Energy Moderate. Mood Calm.
BB is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.
If you are interested these are my measures.
- Sleep. Quality and Amount.
- Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
- Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
- What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
- A quick look at my mood.
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