What is the best way to cope with auditions?
Cope - Definition
To be able deal effectively with something difficult
How would we then deal with something difficult?
Usually by adding more tools to arsenal:
Try not to think about it (pink elephant anyone?)
What if you eliminated the need to cope? No coping tools would be required
You would be able to deal with the situation at hand, no stress, no worry, no problem
Most of the time when we are coping with something, we try to add stuff to help us
Stressed > here is a stress management technique
Anxious > here is a breathing technique
Frustrated > here is a pill
Maybe what we need to do, is to start subtracting stuff, that we believe, that is causing us the need to “cope”
Imagine a friend of yours if fearful of auditions
Now ask yourself - what must that friend believe that makes them fearful?
Could be anything from:
they feel they don’t have it takes
they are not good enough
they are worried what other people are going to say
Looking at the list, how many of these apply to you?
Now ask yourself, if I didn’t believe those things, would I still feel the need to “cope” with auditions?