modelling career & recreation

Your Modelling Career & Recreation

Do you sometimes feel like you are a work in progress?

Do you feel the drive to keep improving yourself and then find yourself in a spiral of despair because you just never feel like you measure up?

For many people, this is their reality. But, it doesn’t have to be!

Yes, You Can Reach Your Modelling Career Goals – Because You’re Worth It!

Research shows this may be one of the most common causes of failure as a model – or any career for that matter.

So, if you really want to get started in modelling, you must convince yourself first that you can do it. Most people never do what they really want in life.

They make up excuses like; “I don’t have the time with my day job and hobbies.

Or, they say things like: “I’m not pretty enough to model.” This way, they never have to take the risk to get turned down by modelling agencies – or to become a successful model!

I certainly hope you don’t get caught up in these negative thinking traps. And remember, every one of us have exactly 24 hours in every day. To become a model, it takes some organization and planning.

With that said, let’s look at some ways to get that positive mindset for modelling success..

Yes, We are All Imperfect – Even Top Fashion Models

All of us need to find freedom from the cycle that we are imperfect . In fact, I wrote a post a while back about imperfect female models to prove this point. You can read it here.

While we all have room to grow and develop, the most freeing of all realities about ourselves that we need to accept is; We are unique and beautiful human beings.

There is no one quite like us on this earth. And, there never will be. Once we accept this for ourselves, we can then look for ways to make the good in us better. Without this perspective, we will constantly strive to find some self-acceptance.

This means we won’t move much beyond this point in our life.

Before Going Further – Learn to Love Yourself

Learning to love yourself and to appreciate the uniqueness you are is often the first stage of learning how to feel confident in studying or changing careers. This even works when starting a new hobby.

Many of the things we procrastinate over for our own benefit and enrichment are often the things we don’t do.

Why? Because perhaps deep inside we don’t think we are good enough or worthy enough to do these things for ourselves.

An old African proverb reminds us that if we don’t have any enemies inside us, then no external enemies can cause us harm or hurt.

Have you noticed when things are going well on the inside, and you feel secure and happy with life, things that go wrong in your life don’t seem to be so bad?

But, when you feel bad about yourself, things work differently. The world takes on a much darker feeling. Many models feel anxiety when things go wrong. That’s natural. But, it becomes more difficult to cope when things are not going right.

So, remember this when you set out to pursue your modelling goals. Things will happen. The devil is in the details. But, you can overcome the challenges when you stay positive and move forward.

You are Worth a Little Recreation Too!

In the busy world today, one thing most of us forget is that the human body needs to relax. We need to take time out for ourselves.

Our bodies are more complicated than any machine man has ever devised. Even the best of machines require to be energized. And, they need to rest if they have to work for long hours.

But, we often don’t do this for our own bodies. We work these amazing machines that God has provided us with until they can no longer take the strain.

We become completely laid back. We don’t realize the need of rest for our body machines. So, a major problem arises.

Take Some Time for Yourself

Today, most models I know flinch at the prospect of rest. There is so much work to do.

And now days, resting seems like a taboo. You don’t talk about it. In fact, rest is something for those lazy models who have no goal in life.

I hope you don’t give in to that sorry impression about rest and recreation. Remember, this attitude takes us faster to our graves – or at least a burnout in our career.

If your body doesn’t get the chance to recharge itself, how will it keep functioning normally? How do you hope to make your body more productive tomorrow; if you don’t rest today?

Rest or Recreation? BOTH!

modeling & recreation

“Let’s spend time doing something fun or relaxing for at least a few minutes every day.”

Truth is, you need rest. But, you also need recreation. When you rest, you just shut yourself off from the world for a while.

But when you take up a relaxing interest, you do something you enjoy.

We enrich our minds when we recreate.

And, at the same time, our brain becomes rested & relaxed when doing something that we love.

It releases more endorphins.

So, our entire body attains a state of natural felicity.

This enhances our health and energizes us to move forward with our goals.

However, recreation doesn’t come naturally to us. We have to make it happen. Unlike hunger or thirst, we don’t have an instinct for recreation.

So, we don’t feel the reason for it.

What Do You Like to Do? Just Do It!

Whatever it is that we like to do…

  • Go for a walk,
  • watch a movie,
  • listen to music,
  • read a book,
  • write something,
  • talk with our friends,
  • walk the dog,
  • play with our children,

What we should do.

Let’s spend time doing something fun or relaxing for at least a few minutes every day. This makes our mind richer and our bodies fitter.

If we want to make our bodies into a well-oiled, productive machine, then we must remember to give it its dose of recreation each day of our lives.

What Does Positive Thinking & Relaxation Have to Do with Modelling?

Well, very little except you need energy to..

  • Check out modeling career tips online for ideas,
  • Write down your modelling career goals,
  • Call that model agency to find open calls,
  • Work with photographers to get experience & pictures
  • Pick yourself up and do it all over again when you hear the word; “NO”.

So, you see? Modeling careers don’t just happen. And, if you want to move on to that next level, you need to keep the right frame of mind to make it work. These tips can get you started and get rid of “stinking thinking” as my friend, Zig Ziglar always said.

Finally – Do Something for You

Challenge these thoughts. Most people have to battle the self-talk and rarely say anything nice about themselves. Try looking in the mirror when you wake up and tell your reflection what you would tell your best friend… You are worth it!

Right now, or at least starting tomorrow, choose one thing you want to do for you. Because guess what, you are worth it!

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