When you’re preparing an audition or going on set and you know the situation, the tone, the quality, what you’re doing - try to avoid beating it to death.
You want to work hard. Good. But, ask yourself what hard work means.
Often it means not working.
Giving it space.
If the scene feels good just let it percolate.
Know that your mind is doing its work even if you aren’t. Even at night. That’s the expression ‘sleep on it’.
One of the worst things you can do is repeat the lines over and over in your head and get into a loop.
That’s the opposite of deliberate practice and will turn what magic you had into lead.
Leaving the work alone can be the hardest work.