The weather outside is Frightful…. Here in Florida, the weather has no idea what its doing. In times like these changing weather, high pollen counts and dry air will make you hoarse with the quickness. There are 2 things to remember. The first thing is that there is no substitute for drinking lots of water. Drinks like tea, coffee, even sodas will dehydrate you because they either have caffeine, carbonation, or both. Water is best.
The second thing is that your body reacts to its environment. This is important to take into consideration because you want to be sure to arm yourself so that you maintain good health even in bad weather. This means dress for the weather. It seems simple enough, but I honestly need reminders to wear a light jacket when its windy and not that cold. Here are other things you can do. 1. Get plenty of rest where you can find it. When you are running to prep for a performance its easy to forget the importance of down time. Rest doesn’t always mean sleep, but get as much of that as possible as well. If you’re like me, its hard to relax when you feel like there’s still so much to do. The next most important thing you can do to put your mind at ease is to 2. start prepping for your performance as early as possible. I like to book things a month out, and spend time each week practicing and trouble shooting, checking equipment, doing flyers, etc., making it a point to get more intense as the weeks progress. This way, by the time I get to the final week before a big show, I can rest easy knowing I’ve done all I can do to prepare myself. So to recap; drink plenty of water, get plenty practice and plenty of rest. Try to plan your time so that you are alleviating stresses as you move through the week. Its easier said than done, but one must get to the point where they are accomplishing the six p’s. Proper planning prevents piss poor performance 🙂