Here are seven habits to develop that will help you go deeper into your practice and guarantee a daily overdose of adrenaline:
- Harness the Power of Negative Thinking - As your drama coach, I want to inspire you to master "The Secret" by focusing all of your attention on the most negative outcomes all the time. When this discipline has been achieved, you can relax into the certainty that you will always find something to freak out about in any situation, and fear will never abandon you again.
- Be Busy Till You're Dizzy - Being too busy to still your mind and take good care of your body is essential on the path to drama-realization. Always make sure that your life and your mind are filled with clutter and free of those annoying empty spaces between your thoughts that can disturb your absence of peace.
- Have a Swinging Good Time - "Swinger" is used here to refer to drama majors when they are found swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to another. To be a swinger, all you need to do is stuff your feelings till you can't hold them in any longer, and then explode without restraint, especially the ones you care most about. As a practice, try being 100% nice and sweet and stretch yourself to accommodate someone as much and as long as you can.
- Leave Your Inner Child Alone Without Parental Guidance - When the child inside the adult gets scared, some really juicy drama can happen, but only if we withhold our compassion, re-assurance, and loving boundaries.
- Set Huge Goals, Maintain Unrealistic Expectations - Taking big leaps and falling flat on your face is paramount for maintaining healthy low self-esteem, which is the foundation of all good drama. Go for the mountaintop and don't look down at your feet on your way.
- Judge Your Judgments - Tell yourself that you should know better than to shame and blame yourself. Heap truckloads of guilt on yourself for stooping so low to the curb of self-criticism, yet again. This will make you quite an energetic downer that can't help but suck energy from those around you. You'll be the lifelessness of the party!
- Get Grounded in the 3 B's...Blame, Blame, Blame - Blaming yourself has already been covered. But don't rest there. Blame everyone else too. Blame first, ask questions and take responsibility later, if at all. Self-responsibility can lead to issues finding solutions, which flushes good drama right down the drain.
Some Affirmations to Use:
Life is against me and I am doomed.
I no longer have to create drama. Drama happens effortlessly and naturally, all around me.