Monday Myth Debunker: You Can’t Afford to Take a Day Off.

Ringing in the week with one of the biggest myths we could possibly debunk #readon

Double-tap if you often feel guilty for taking a day off (whether it’s taking a day off from self submitting, reading the trades, a script you’re supposed to be working on etc.)⁠

This is a gentle reminder that, as casting directors, we don’t expect (nor do we want!) you to put acting (or any career for that matter) before family, mental health and your well-being. ⁠

This journey is not a race. ⁠


𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨. 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮. 𝙄𝙨. 𝙉𝙤𝙩. 𝘼. 𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙚.⁠

Taking a day or 2 or 3 or 4… or 14 off, is OK.⁠

You will not outgrow every role you are right for in 2 days, let alone 2 months. 

Your acting abilities will not atrophy during a 2-week vacation. ⁠

The emotional toll that acting requires is nothing short of exhausting. ⁠

𝘈𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴. 𝘕𝘦𝘦𝘥. 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴.⁠

And sometimes that break can be in the form of taking a day off from emails and even thinking about the industry. ⁠

This doesn’t translate to laziness or a lack of drive. It translates to the opposite, actually: someone who is pro-active in their mental health and priorities. ⁠

If you deplete all of your energy into mailers and networking and emails and favors, what happens when you get the audition of your dreams? 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺?⁠

𝘉𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥.⁠

But it should be not be ignored. Make sure you are balancing your work with some well deserved and much needed mental breaks. ⁠

It will only make the work that much stronger.⁠

#themoreyouknow #thecastingdirectorscut #mondaymythdebunker #actorslife

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