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Jan 08, 2017 11:29 AM

So I'm in this play, and on top of having to do cheerleading stunts (weird for a guy, I know, but I'm The Little Prince, and at 5'0, 115 lbs, in being carried around to look like I'm flying), we had a work day yesterday. This involved a lot of lifting, moving set pieces, and being crouched and hunched over for painting. Needless to say, I WAY overdid myself and am feeling it BAD today. Any tips on recovering from a day like that? Or for getting some of those spoons back? I want to go out to the bookstore today, but I'm just not sure if I can.

Jan 08, 2017 11:35 AM

It is so hard to figure out how to not push ourselves too much. The best way to recover is to rest. If you could wait another day for the bookstore it might help. As for the play - can you let the director know that you have to limit what you can do on the workdays? Maybe give them a list of what you can or can't do so that you don't overdo next time?

I admire anyone who can act onstage. I tried it in high school and froze. So I found I could work better behind the scenes. Did makeup a couple of years then acted as the directors assistant. Love the theatre. :)

Jan 08, 2017 12:36 PM

well thankfully, the show is this week, so I'm not too worried about anymore work days! And yeah, this is actually my first time having an actual role, I usually just got lucky for this show!

Jan 08, 2017 2:01 PM

Well wishing you the best of luck on the show. Maybe this will open more opportunities for you in the future. :)

Jan 08, 2017 2:38 PM

Mimikay's suggestions are spot on. Peace your activities with rest. Hugs love & prayers your show will be a success & you'll get the rest you need in between! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jan 08, 2017 4:00 PM

Artemister, the main thing you need to do is listen to your body. Try some nice hot soaks in the tub with Epsom salts. If that doesn't entice you, heating pads, gentle stretching and rest. Kudos on your work well done and getting a part in the play!! (Break a leg!!)😊🤗

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