Yesterday, my overactive brain noticed a marketing pamphlet that came in the mail:
Calming an overactive brain is something I’m working on, as I prepare to try out for “The Voice” in less than two weeks.
Apparently, my overactive brain has been an issue in my vocal performances for many years, as shown here in a decades-old goal-setting sheet from the Boston Voice Workshop:
My overactive brain wishes to direct your brain to the fifth item on that list, which says “mental.”
Here’s what I know about calming an overactive brain:
- Take a deep, cleansing breath.
- Be in the moment.
- Let go of fears about consequences.
- Let go of unhelpful memories from the past.
- Appreciate being alive.
- Be aware of love.
- Know you are worthy.
- Trust your own wisdom.
- Follow your heart.
- Express yourself freely.
My calmer brain realizes this, now:
Those not only calm an overactive brain, they…
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