Parties or public spaces, schools/colleges, or family functions. A little magic trick for adults always leaves the room amazed and in awe. Be it the usual party tricks with playing cards or something more complex as those of vanishing acts. It requires a lot of patience, presentation, and, most importantly, practice to pull the tricks off.
Like every hobby we take up enthusiastically, we spend days thinking, reading, researching, and practicing it only to get bored of it eventually and enjoy wearing. Magic, too, often leads to similar circumstances, and this everyday phenomenon of feeling jaded is referred to as Magic burnout.
While this is a usual and inevitable stage of perfecting the art, one must stick to the practice and make sure not to let the burnout get the better of you. We list down a few ways you could get through the phase and come across the other side of it as better performers/magicians.
How To Prevent Magic Burnout?
1. BALANCE HOBBY AND WORK
Like all hobbies, people use fanatically magic to create a gush of excitement and enthusiasm in many people. While trying to take up the art, one fascinates by the hobby all day long and is hooked to it, often prioritizing it over other necessary tasks in life only to be bored of it and lock it away forever. While its essential to work on your hobby to keep your work/school/college life intact while doing so is what you need to focus on and try not to negatively impact either.
In continuity with the prior mentioned point, a lot of new magicians often are overwhelmed (which may cause them to quit) in their failed endeavors of perfecting their sleight of hands, especially on watching performances by the greats of the field and feeling dejected at not being as good as them. One must understand that while these professionals perfection could be intimidating to newcomers, it has only come to them after years of practice and perseverance. All of them had started from scratch too. One must try to reach up to their standards gradually. For instance, trying to disappear 5 cards if the greats perform it with 15.
3. PRACTICE AND PROGRESS
Rather than trying new tricks every day, one must stick to perfecting one before moving on to the next.
4. PERFORM FOR NEWER AUDIENCES
While your family and friends are your support system, they too might get bored of the same tricks you perform for them, and their reactions might lead you to feel dejected and eventually quit. Instead, play out to people on the streets and at parties. It is mutually beneficial and enthralling for both parties, and more importantly, even if you falter, they are not paying to watch you perform just as yet. Work on your flaws until they do so, one day.