Category: Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Top 9 Time Management Tips for Actors

    Top 9 Time Management Tips for Actors

    Learn How To Develop a Routine That Suits Your Schedule Time management is essential for actors. Whether you’re on a contract, between acting jobs, or at drama school, you must juggle training, side hustles, auditions, upskilling and learning lines with a social life – all while looking after your physical and mental health. Without efficiently…

  • Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

    Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

    ​​​How to recognise an unhealthy working environment and stand up for yourself when working as an actor​​. Unhealthy working environments can exist in any profession and unfortunately, acting is no exception. Whether it’s on set, during the casting process, or while you’re touring a production, you could find yourself in situations where someone or something…

  • Spotlight Launches Member Assistance Programme

    Spotlight Launches Member Assistance Programme

    Everything you need to know about our free new service to ensure you get the wellbeing, financial and legal support you need. We at Spotlight are always doing our best to ensure you get the support and benefits you need, whether that be the latest industry news and advice, discounts, or a free year of…

  • New Year’s Resolutions For Actors

    New Year’s Resolutions For Actors

    Katie Elin-Salt offers up her resolutions for a happier #actorslife this year If you’ve found yourself getting sucked into a social media #actorslife vortex at 2pm only to wonder why you’re having yet another “what am I doing with my life” moment at 2:30pm, maybe now is a good time to change that behaviour and…

  • Nutrition Tips for Performers to Prevent Fatigue and Injury

    Nutrition Tips for Performers to Prevent Fatigue and Injury

    What you should eat to boost your energy, stamina and recovery when acting and how to add variety to your diet Performers, we are artistic athletes. This means that we often have the same energy requirements as many athletes in professional sports but are in the unique position of having to balance those requirements with…

  • Should You Get a Side Job in a Theatre as an Actor?

    Should You Get a Side Job in a Theatre as an Actor?

    The pros and cons of working in a theatre as your acting side job, including networking opportunities and flexibility for attending auditions Whatever stage you’re at in your career, there’s no shame in having a side hustle. Taking a job waiting tables, working nine to five in an office, or making coffee is a good…

  • Why Sleep is Important for Actors

    Why Sleep is Important for Actors

    How sleeping is beneficial for performers, including how much sleep you need, how to nap effectively and five ways to get a better night’s sleep by Ariella Barnett Sleep is essential for physical and mental recovery and maintenance and, as with most things, it’s important to get the balance right. Too much or too little…

  • How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    How to Discuss Your Mental Health and Wellbeing with Your Agent

    Tips for getting support to maintain your mental and emotional health and communicating your needs with your agent Acting can be a challenging industry when it comes to mental health. You may experience rejection, frustration, and moments when your next job feels like it’ll never come. That’s why it’s essential to have a relationship with your…

  • Rest: The Secret to Success

    Rest: The Secret to Success

    Tips to ensure you get the rest you need, and why it’s important for your body, mind and acting career The word ‘rest’ is thrown around constantly in the performing arts industry. With busy schedules, intense rehearsal hours, and extreme training demands, finding moments to rest often feels not only impossible, but counterproductive toward reaching…

  • Finding Joy in Your Performing Career

    Finding Joy in Your Performing Career

    Tips for reigniting and maintaining joy in your acting career, no matter what stage you’re at The journey of most performers stems from a love of the arts and the spellbinding joy that performing brings. The art world provides a space for connection, growth and inspiration – an outlet that provides so much joy, clarity…