Friday, July 17, 2009
Be Another you for a day
One of the best acting tips I got was when I working on a play in my 20's. The director told me to do a whole day of things that wasn't me. Whatever I do normally, do the opposite of. The idea was to help me break out of certain habits so I can get into the crazy character I was doing. I loved that idea. It is something I do from time to time to shake me out of routine and expand my idea of self.
Now, the weekend is here. I suggest for all of you to try this. Today, tomorrow or even Sunday..do things that is unlike you. Here's a easy one. Wear something that is not "you." If you wear dark colors, wear bright colors. If you wear heels all the time, wear flats. If you wear a lot of makeup going out, go with a natural look. If you always listen to a certain type of music, then go for something completely different. I'm sure you get the idea. Run with it and sees what happens.
On Wednesday, I wore a pretty tank top. I don't like having my arms out because my upper arms are too jelly for my taste. (I'm currently working on that to correct the problem.) I felt uncomfortable at first, after a while I felt so good and free. So I'm going to do it again.
If you do try this tip, let me know how it works for you. I do hope you spend time working on your dream today. Your dreams are waiting for you to help bring them to life.