In our upcoming Character Lab, we’re going to dive deep into Sub-Personality work. It’s an in-depth process that involves a little meditation, a lot of imagination, and a desire to connect with who you really are on multiple levels. An amazing tool to create a character.
In the upcoming Advanced Master class, we will use Sub-Personality work in a different way. This way involves chatting with a wise being that lives within us. We all have a wise woman or man (I may have a monkey) living within.
I recently asked my inner wise-pants, “What do I need to know right now?”
Here is what came blurting out.
For the next month live in one of these three modes:
I’ve been exploring this.
It has saved me from wasting time.
Plus I tend to skip over the necessary art form (if you will) of RESTORING.
But when I allow for it – even if it is a few minutes here and there – my life and creativity are enhanced
Here are my beginning ideas on what these three categories, Restore+Train+Play can include.
Watching a movie
Having some wine
Guilt-free doing nothing
Calling my agents
Reaching out to directors I have worked with
Prepping for Committed Impulse classes
Working on set
Puzzling with Marie
Hanging out with my son and his partner
Seeing friends that are in my pod
Dancing around the house
Working on set
Chasing Kuma while screaming like a mad man, “Get that dog!!”
So, now it’s your turn.
In the comments below add some of your entries
How do you like to play, train, and restore?
I challenge you to create a list of your own below.
Include a few (or more) entries for Restore, Train, and Play.
Once we have a nice list I will make a master list with all of what we come up with as a little guide – from the guide.
Founder, Committed Impulse
Just what I needed to read … since I used to procrastinate too much, I wasn’t allowing me to do activities like watching a movie to restore. I felt guilty. Only what could “be helpful” like meditation or reading a book was worth … Now I will give myself permission to turn on Netflix more often, thank you.
Josh Pais says
YES! Relish in it! Let us know how much you let yourself enjoy it!
love these Josh, thank you! here are some of mine I’ll add in 🙂
listening to a new album
reading a classic film script
making a practice self-tape
watching director interviews
explore new accents / languages
eat ice cream
THESE ARE GREAT! Thanks for adding them to the list!
Have a great day, Eric!
Tavia Gilbert says
This is such a supportive, encouraging reminder. Thank you so much, Josh.
taking a walk
going to bed early/sleeping in
hanging out on the fire escape with a glass of bourbon in the evening
reading for pleasure
meeting with my business partner
doing shrooms – ha!
Love these Tavia! Reading them is so calming.
Appreciate your input, as always!
Mary Riitano says
LOVE this 🤩 using your words, sharing a few of mine…
*solid and full night’s sleep
*sitting in the park; taking in nature with all senses
*daily monologue work
*reading at least a chapter in my current choice of acting book (lately it’s been a
Stanislavski) and then using what I’m learning on a deeper level in my
*mindset reflection; study of new principles; apply what I’m learning – & repeat
snowboarding (will be hiking soon -snow’s melting!)
reading for fun + my fav beverage
These are great Mary!
Thanks for adding these.
Have an awesome day!