We live our life following almost the same routine every day. In the morning on our way to work, during lunch break, the mid-afternoon coffee break, to dinner with family or friends. We hardly notice it, but our daily life is consumed by our daily habits. It could be a good or bad thing, depending on how you decide to live with them.
COme to think of it, if you always get up late, resulting in being always late for school, you will most likely commit the same mistake when you get an acting job. When you are always late, there’s a big chance of you not being able to attend or complete an exam. If you keep that bad habit, by the end of school year, it is either you will graduate with low grades or, worse, fail. However if you have a good study habit from early on, you will have no problem finishing school.
But the thing is, even if you have a toxic habit, you can always ditch it anytime. It is never too late to start a positive one—and you will never regret it. Many successful individuals are able to reach their goals through the power of their constant productive habits.
Have you heard of the saying “You are what you eat”? As an actor, a healthy lifestyle has a huge impact on your career. Whatever you consume reflects on your physical appearance. That’s how important health is for everyone in the entertainment industry. If possible, you should avoid sugar, tobacco, and too much alcohol, and try cutting down your daily consumption of gluten, dairy, and caffeine.
Caffeine,on one hand, has been the subject of several studies, and the conclusions are the same—it is being linked to anxiety and insomnia. Aside from that, caffeine as well as tobacco are stimulants that can cause panic and anxiety.
It’s understandable if most of you have difficulty in scratching products containing these ingredients off your diet, especially sugar, which is almost as addictive as heroin. But just keep in mind that totally avoiding those will have a positive effect on your health and could help you succeed in your career.
Another constructive habit that you should build is to have a complete sleep. We all know how important sleep is particularly for actors. In your chosen career, you need as much sleep as you can because it plays a vital role especially if you’re a newbie and still on the phase of learning and trying to get used to your environment.
Another very obvious effect of not having enough sleep is the tired, puffy eyes, and the dull skin, which all can affect your appearance and we all know how an actor’s looks are very important for casting directors.
So don’t underestimate the power of practicing good habits. You can apply it to almost all aspects of your life and can bring you to great success. Never doubt it. Just do it slowly and consistently—until they become part of your daily routine.