Monica Raymund commented about her audition for the tv series Lie to Me:
“I just knew I wasn’t going to get it, so I was so relaxed about the audition that I got it. The same thing happened with my audition for Juilliard…”
Continued in The Creative Mind site post:
Monica Raymund: being relaxed about the audition got her the role.
One of the key ideas of sports psychology is optimal arousal: if you are either too emotionally disengaged, or too anxious and aroused, you will not perform well.
The optimum for many audition and performance situations is being energized but relaxed.
Also see Mental Wellness and Emotional Health articles – including stress relief.
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