Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary

January 17, 2015

Status 1-17-15*

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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Body Balance

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.

  1. Sleep. Quality and Amount.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
  5. A quick look at my mood.

The Bravery Coach

TheBraveryCoach daily tweet is a morning mediation on how I either did, or can incorporate an aspect of bravery into my day. It is cheerful. It is esteem building. Those who want to follow these on Twitter may, by searching for the hashtag #bravery or by seeing my profile:

Daily Bravery Tweets via TheBraveryCoach on Twitter

8 thoughts on “1-17-15

  1. Dawny

    Happy G’day lady. Hugs to you on your adventures today.

    I’m excited. I have two big zits. Lol.
    most people want to hide their zits. I want to draw a big red circle around it with a black arrow pointing to it LOL means I’m getting hormonal ly healthy again.

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  2. Suz

    Hi Laurie,
    Oh boy, I know it’s so hard to be brave when you feel your bravery resources are low. But it sounds like your own encouraging talk to yourself is right on the money! I’m re listening to the early 80s podcasts where you share some recordings from your voice acting lessons, and you sounded great. You are definitely nowhere in the neighborhood of “failure”. And if you were already a pro, then you’d be teaching the class, right? Lessons are where you get the most helpful feedback and instructions. I feel sad if I have a young piano student who gets upset if they get something wrong in lessons. I’m there to help them and empower them learn to read and play the music! I never think less of them if they make mistakes. I like for us to solve the problem together.
    I went them to feel proud of themselves when they learn something, and I just want them to enjoy the music. So today I hope you can enjoy the lesson, and as much as possible let go of thinking in terms of success or failure, but of learning and growing. Good luck!

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    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      HaHa I’m on my iPad right now practicing – and I bet your default email may be different – or it sees a different IP address. I had to approve this comment as well, though now I have, you can use this device to go right through next time πŸ˜‰ Yep it’s the email you used. Your normal to is gmail. Want me to edit these comments for your usual email so your monster is the same tomorrow?

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      1. Suz

        That’s weird, I enetered my gmail adress. Sorry to make more work for you! Yeah, I’m used to being the little purple guy! LOL

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