Wowee, life is full sometimes, isn’t it? There’s lots of theatre on the docket in the coming months. Here’s a sneak peek to my upcoming projects:
- A full season to publicize at Pacific Theatre – my primary gig
- Publicity for The Boys Upstairs Equity Co-op and their production of Glory Days (January)
- Choreography for Trinity Western University’s production of Fiddler on the Roof
- Choreography for Gallery 7 Theatre‘s production of The Fantasticks
- A few projects with Xua Xua Productions that are yet unconfirmed, but I will announce soon!
Top that all off with a yin yoga teacher training at Semperviva Studios and teaching 5 classes a week and… well, things are going to be busy.
So how does a person manage all of this? Let me share!
- Write everything down – your schedule, your to do lists, everything. Don’t waste valuable brain real-estate on remembering things that can be put on paper.
- That includes keeping a painstakingly up-to-date calendar that you can always access (electronic or “analogue”, that’s your call)- you want to know exactly when you need to do things at a moment’s glance.
- Review your calendar frequently – look ahead over the next couple weeks in spare moments to make sure that you’re not missing anything, and jot down any “to dos” that come from these browsing sessions
- Practice being in the moment. You’ve written everything down, you’re keeping track of your duties as efficiently as humanly possible. That means that when you are in the middle of doing something, you don’t need to worry about other things on your calendar. A full schedule is only stressful if you let your mind move to all the other things on your list. Be where you are.
If you haven’t guessed it, I think number 4 is the most important item on the list, but it’s not possible if you don’t do numbers 1-3 as well.
Oh, and make sure you schedule time for yourself. A morning yoga practice, time with friends, time with your favourite book – whatever feeds you.