And breathe! Controlling the Controllable
Welcome to 'Controlling the Controllable'. Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing some of the free resources around protecting your mental, physical and financial health that I've found useful when I moved from being a heavily in debt performer to a remote worker over the last seven years.
Marathon Not a Sprint
- Close your eyes
- Take a natural breath in. counting as you do so
- Take a comfortable but slightly longer exhale. Eg. Inhale 1, 2, 3, 4 - Pause - Exhale 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Do this for 2 minutes or if you don’t have a timer to hand, do it for 20 breaths
- Stop reading this email and do it now. See you in two minutes
- Reducing anxiety
- Reducing stress
- Improved immunity
If you are an all or nothing person, avoid setting yourself unrealistic targets of “I’m going to do an hour of this each day” then beating yourself up when you don’t manage it so not doing it again for another week. Little, regularly and often. Choose your realistic and achievable plan of action below and stick to it.
CHOOSE YOUR PLAN OF ACTION!
- Set a specific time to practice your elongated exhale once a day for 2 minutes or 20 breaths
- 2 minutes is 100% better than zero minutes
- The important thing is to start
Comfortable with a bit more?
- In addition, set an alarm at regular intervals to remind you to stop and breath for two minutes or 20 breaths as well as your chosen 2 minute
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- better concentration
- less stress
- increased mental resilience
- the ability to enjoy challenges such as AUDITIONS
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You do not need to spend 100’s of pounds going to guru’s to train you to improve your concentration or audition anxiety. Unless you are prepared to put the work in and do any homework given, it’s unlikely to work. Take advantage of these free resources and any extra time you may have to train yourself, for free.
Founder and Director of Audition Oracle
Caveat: All views are my own and not that of Audition Oracle. I am not a health, physical or financial professional. I’m simply sharing what I’ve found challenging and what has worked for me over the last seven years as a remote worker, as someone who at one time was heavily in debt, and as someone who has had to learn to develop healthy routines when working home alone.