When I have a performance, I want to give my BEST – which means that I wake up that day ready to do the things that I know will get me on track, ready to show up with my whole self – alert, energized and open to sharing my art from my heart with as much ease as possible!
In Monday’s live video, I shared the 5 things you MUST do on the day of a performance to optimize your chances of playing your best. (See below for a description.)
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Some people have performance anxiety, which makes it very easy to wake up with negative, doubtful, and fearful thoughts the morning of a performance.
There were times in the past when that stressed-out person USED to be me, but now I know exactly how to get my mind on track ASAP, using the mindset tools that I teach. And I know how to STAY on track, all the way up to and during the performance.
There are many things that are good to take care of on the day of a performance, but as I was thinking about it today, these are the 5 things that you can do no matter what kind of performance it is….whether it’s in person, online, in front of thousands, or just a few. Here they are:
1. Wake up and practice self-care (mind, body, spirit).
2. Remember your “Why”: bring purpose and meaning to your day and your performance.
3. Organize your time in advance, do things early, and move slowly.
4. Be Present. Decide to enjoy, get curious, and learn!
5. Practice Integration, especially using The Art of Freedom® and Primal Alexander awareness etudes.
It’s essential to aim towards what you want in a very conscious way. You have to take care of your mind, body, and spirit. If you wake up on the “wrong side of the bed” and can’t think straight, if you’ve practiced your mind-body skills in ADVANCE, you’ll have a routine that you’ve established over time and you won’t even have to think about it – you will already KNOW from experience that is the way to get yourself in the direction you need to go!
Remember to slow yourself down and stay focused. Try to think about everything you need to do the night before and get organized. This helps get everything out of the way and minimize the potential for the unexpected sabotaging your goals.
Most importantly, recognize that your performance day is just like any other day! Remember why you are doing what you are doing and connect to your purpose.
Join me LIVE Mondays at noon Eastern in my Facebook group for lively discussion sure to inspire!
p.s. Are you ready to learn all of the mindset tools that will help you perform your best? Contact me – I’d love to help you!