Wellness

with Pilar Uribe

A busy voice actor spends a lot of time in the booth. You’re sitting down to edit, sending out auditions, and reaching out to clients, but how are you prioritizing your physical & mental health throughout the work day? Anne & Pilar have the tips and tricks to keep your body strong & your mind sound. From taking breaks throughout the day to stretch, keeping up with your fur babies, and shaking off the stress (literally), you can tackle the day with ease like a #VOBOSS.


In this episode, Anne & Pilar discuss how physical & mental wellness outside the booth informs your auditions, reads, and performances.

"Breathing helps me disconnect from stressful moments and return to the work better than before." - Pilar

About Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe is a bilingual voice actor, telenovela star, and radio personality. Born and raised in New York City, she broke into show business with roles in Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), Pobre Pablo, and El Cartel, filmed in Colombia and Miami. She recorded and produced for WLRN Miami-South Florida and now lives in Los Angeles, where she records voice over for television, radio, and films.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Physical & mental wellness are equally important. #VOBOSS

  2. Try out a standing desk, or a hybrid that allows you to sit and stand throughout the day.

  3. Stretch out your body or walk around your workspace during breaks. #VOBOSS

  4. Track your movement using an Apple Watch, Fitbit, or your Smartphone. #VOBOSS

  5. Use your breath to disconnect from stressful moments & center yourself. #VOBOSS

  6. Shake off the stress, literally. Shake out your hands, arms, or even your whole body. #VOBOSS

  7. Meditation can be as simple as closing your eyes, sitting, or lying down. #VOBOSS

  8. Hydration is essential for cleansing your body + getting your voice ready to perform.

  9. Connecting with your pets or loved ones at home can relieve stress + be a positive distraction during breaks.

  10. Set the tone for the day by thinking of what you’re grateful for. #VOBOSS

"Consciously take time out of the work day to take care of your health & body." - Anne

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