Posts Tagged ‘act as if’
Friday, September 24th, 2010
OK – so if you take acting classes – you learn to find personal thoughts, feelings, and mannerisms to take on an ‘on stage’ persona to make the character believable to the audience.
Many performers, sportsmen/women, singers, actors all do this to bring about the best enjoyment for their audiences. Think of Mohammed Ali and most recently Beyonce’ who noted: ‘takes on the persona of a character known as Sasha Fierce’ when on stage.
Well, there is a positive, healthy way to make use of this in everyday life. I’m not talking about denying your feelings and not being in touch with reality. There are just times when ‘ACTING AS IF’ can help to take you from Gloomy Gus mode to a more positive outlook mode.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE bicycle riding, the challenge of conquering a steep hill and then WHOOOOOSH! feeeeeeling the reward by flying down the other side of the hill; especially on country roads with little traffic.
I was driving up, down, up, down a curvy, fun road today – it’s a BEAUTIFUL weather day in late September. Car windows open, breeze flowing in through the windows, sun shining – I was DRIVING MYSELF HAPPY!
Then, I thought of a FUN Name! and Alternate Persona to FIT the moment!
PHUN RIDINGWEATHER! At that moment, in the car, with a smile on my face, in my heart and in my soul – I WAS – PHUN RIDINGWEATHER!
So to add a new pitch to the ACT AS IF or FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT philosophy – take it a step further and get in touch with your: James Bond, Sasha Fierce, Alice Cooper or whoever you wish to dream up and let out!
On a cold, winter day – wanting a beautiful Spring or Summer drive – without even leaving my home – I can get in touch with the PHUN PHEELINGS AND PHABULOUS HEART AND SOUL WARMING character known as PHUN RIDINGWEATHER.
‘Go on and take a free ride…yeah yeah yeah yeah …’ It’s all in how you choose to FEEL. It’s all about CHOICE. You know, you can also use this method for dealing with overpowering personalities in the workplace or other areas of everyday life!
Feeling mousy? Imagine yourself taller, in a power business suit and taking on Donald Trump! Then go in and talk to your boss about that raise! For example.
Just THINK of all the ways you can apply it in your life!
Feeling groovy … just kickin’ back on the cobblestones…
PHUN RIDINGWEATHER [see her in action, at this You Tube video!]
a.k.a. Highlighted, Healthy, Hollywood, Healing, Happenin’, Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
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