Now that you’ve gotten off to a great start, it’s time to practice!
I want to give you 3 tips on how to create great practice habits in an easy and effective way.
1. Pleasure, pleasure, pleasure! Neuroscience research shows that our brains are wired to avoid overly hard work and do what is pleasurable instead. Believe it or not, this is part of our inborn survival mechanism. (So no, we’re not lazy after all!) Therefore, don’t think of your practice as a chore or something you “have to do”. You’ll be more likely to follow through – and learn more quickly – if you think of it as something you “get to do”. Remind yourself that every time you practice you are 1 step closer to the voice of your dreams, and the life of your dreams.
2. Keep your purpose in mind. As humans we learn quicker when we remind ourselves of why we are learning, or practicing a new skill. This raises it’s priority in the subconscious brain, and in turn your brain will transfer more of the new info into your long-term memory…which is EXACTLY what you want, so you can speak in your feminine voice easily.
3. Keep visual reminders around you. Would it be an alarm on your phone? A beautiful picture on your computer desktop that reminds you of your voice feminization? Whatever it is for you, find something that is pleasant, that you see often, which will remind you to practice. (Later you can also use this to remind you of certain techniques which are especially important for your feminine voice.)
And while you're at it, here's a way to take your practice deeper: Do a half-sigh, then count to 30 - forwards AND backwards. Repeat the half-sigh and counting 3 times in a row. This begins to set your muscle memory and train your brain to get accustomed to your new sound.
Those are your tips for now. More to come in future classes. You have a lot to look forward to!
We’ll connect again in class 2!
“See” you soon!