Become an actor for one day
Why do you think actors attract us? In addition to their Oscars, impeccable appearance and some charm, yes, – they have self-confidence and a certain way of keeping themselves in public. Perhaps, without playing another role at this moment, they fulfill the role of themselves all the more brilliantly because they have learned to use themselves to become anyone. Can you say with confidence that you can do exactly the same?
Firstly you’ll ask us why you should do this. Well, the answer is obvious – to achieve self-confidence (a sore subject, about which everyone who is not lazy is breaking their heads). But you have to admit, all of us have to play a role on a public one way or another. Sooner or later this happens, but we understand that it rarely turns out to put an equal sign between the personal and the public “Me”. And here we have a need to socialize ourselves.
So we need to understand more about people and ourselves. And in knowledge of human nature, actors can do more than even a rather experienced psychologist, why? Because they practice everything that human being has, that means feelings and emotions.
In today’s article, we propose you to take on acting exercises for one day, which will help you in finding yourself, in developing self-confidence and in communicating with other people. Well, let’s go:
1. The development of attention. Go out into crowded places more often and observe habits, movements, even intonation and the amount of blinking of this or that person. Compare people with each other and notice something new in yourself.
2. Keep a creative diary. Describe there all the noticed changes occurring around you over a period of time.
3. Listen to the silence. This applies to training attention distribution. Try to do this in the following order: listen to what is happening in yourself; what is happening around you; pick up sounds in the building, and then outside the building in which you are located.
4. The “Shadow”. Here you will try to spoof the mime, why not? Remember the movements of various people, and then try to reproduce them. Or repeat after someone right in front of your “partner”, perhaps he would have a sense of humor.
5. Work out the breath. Take in more air and blow out three imaginary candles. Repeat the exercise over and over again to increase the number of candles. To practice exhalation, try to read a passage from the text in one breath. Try to breathe through the diaphragm.
6. And finally, train your imagination. Try to convey the same phrase on behalf of a little girl, a mature woman, an aged man, a famous actor and politician. Work through the various aspects of their outlook on life, whether or not experience is formed.