Actor Dan Ewing reveals how he gets through the tough days, especially during challenges like competing in SAS Australia.
Dan Ewing is about to get hammered. There’s no two ways about it.
Having signed up as a star recruit for the TV torture test that is SAS Australia, the actor’s 2021 is about to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
But he says he has a secret weapon that he’ll use to get him through the toughest days.
When the challenges end and the yelling stops, Ewing says he’ll refuel himself with a little “quiet time”.
“I’ll meditate for about 20 minutes,” he says.
“I know what a lot of your readers will be thinking: ‘here is another woke actor talking about meditating and being spiritual’.
“I get it, I was the same. But I figured if it was good enough for LeBron James it’s good enough for me.
“Call it visualisation, tactical breathing, or, like me when I first started, ‘quiet time’. But whatever you call it, I’m here to tell you folks that it’s the business and a real game-changer.”
And there’s one other weapon in Ewing’s SAS Australia arsenal that he’ll be putting to good use, too.
And that is the fact that, no matter what horrifying challenge he might be facing the next day, you’ll find him curled up somewhere, sleeping like a baby.
“I guess I’m a cliche male in that sense,” he says.
“If I’ve eaten well, exercised that day and I’m not overthinking, then I will sleep like a baby.
“When I’m on a set, I have a knack for being able to fall asleep anywhere. There’s many a photo floating around of me fast asleep on cold concrete or underneath a catering table.”
Dan Ewing on…
His attitude of gratitude
“Every day when I wake up, and before I touch my phone, I write down three things I’m grateful for. It’s important to really feel this and not rush just to get it done.”
The power of the mind
“I am truly in awe of the power of the mind and I am obsessed with growth. For me it’s the understanding and awareness of how our minds work that really changed my life.
“I never met him, obviously, but German physicist Max Planck said ‘change the way you look at things and the things you look at change’. No matter what happens in the world around us, we always have a choice on how we respond.”
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Originally published as SAS Australia recruit Dan Ewing’s secret weapon is a bit of ‘quiet time’