Updated: Oct 22
I recently was cast in a small part in a big musical. I have a small speaking role and am in the ensemble which requires a lot of singing and dancing. I was excited about this until I started to try and learn the dancing. Oh boy, this is a problem. You see, I am slightly dyslexic especially with rights and lefts and I noticed that I get very dizzy turning. I feel like I am flopping all over. In other words, I don’t have good balance.
Balance is pretty important in life not only performing in musicals. It is important mentally too. You know the saying, “All work and no play etc.” As adults, we should recognize when we are over working or over involved in one thing, out of balanced. It is harder for kids to recognize this. So our job as coaches, teachers, parents and friends is to help students stay balanced. Yes, they have to work hard for grades, team sports and other things in school but they also have to have time to play. Of course they can’t do play stuff (especially video games) all the time either. Balance. Getting to know our students personal lives can be hard at first, but keeping at it, asking questions about their lives can help to know if they are out of balance. I am pretty sure once they recognize the challenge they will appreciate the guidance. Of course, getting them off their phones could be a challenge as well.
As adults, delegating jobs can help restore balance in our lives. Kids can learn to plan play time in with school work time. For both groups, stress will be lowered and the ability to enjoy life will be restored.
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Until next time….I will work on my sense of balance. Will you?