How to Manage Film Set Pressure

The pressure on any film set can be immense, with long working days, budget constraints, and the stress of making sure you don’t make any costly mistakes. You might know you’re on the path to success, but the mental and physical toll it can take can be a lot to handle. If you’re at breaking point but don’t want to give up on your life-long dreams of being in the film industry, you might like to take some of the following actions. 

Try Calming Products

There might not be any way to reduce your stress levels immediately or entirely, but products designed to help you manage stress might be worth considering. For example, you might like to explore CBD and THC products from leading manufacturers like Joy Organics. Many users say they feel more relaxed when they consume CBD products like gummies and tinctures. If you’re able to feel more relaxed in a high-pressure environment, you might even find that you’re able to perform better, something that might not have been possible before. 

Make Preparation Your Focus

It’s only natural to be nervous or stressed about being able to do something complicated on your film set, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Set yourself up for success by practicing something in your spare time that you’ll need to be able to do with complete precision, focus, and success. How you practice might depend on what it is, such as studying filmmaking if you’re about to land a promotion or working on your fitness for stunt work.   

Fuel Your Body

A combination of stress and long working hours can take their toll, and you might not be giving your body and mind what they need to work at their best. It might not seem like you can manage film set pressure with your diet, but you might be surprised at how your food choices can impact your stress and anxiety levels. 

You might be able to reduce your cortisol levels by consuming plenty of foods with vitamin B, such as organ meats, nutritional yeast, chicken, and eggs. Even foods high in omega-3 fatty acids have some value in reducing inflammation, such as flax and chia seeds, avocados, and salmon. 

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a spiritual practice that involves tuning into your experiences, focusing on your breath, and observing your feelings without judgment. Not everyone sees the value of meditation as a helpful tool, but it’s now a scientifically proven one for influencing two stress pathways in the brain and potentially making you less likely to rely on unhelpful emotional reactions during stressful periods. 

When you feel the stress of your latest film project creeping up on you, take a moment to yourself to focus on your breathing. There are also plenty of helpful apps offering guided meditations of varying lengths to suit your hectic schedule. 

There might never be a way to entirely remove stress from your job in the film industry. However, there’s no shortage of ways to manage it. Take note of these tips above, and you might put yourself in the best physical and mental condition to take everything in your stride. 

Written by Austin Crane

Austin is the principle web director for Untamed Science and Stone Age Man. He is also the web-director of the series for the High School biology, Middle Grades Science and Elementary Science content. When Austin isn't making amazing content for the web, he's out on his mountain bike or in a canoe.

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