Lindsay Lohan may be a troubled young actress. She isn’t the first young former teen celebrity to get in huge amounts of trouble. For Lohan, this could be a pivotal moment in her career. She has the opportunity to get back on track and resume a profitable career as an actress.
Her recent jail stint isn’t the greatest addition to her resume-although some would argue that would help her profitability by additional exposure. I completely disagree. I believe she needs to restore her brand by becoming a more professional and accomplished actress in the short term. Lindsay Lohan could begin that move toward building back her own brand with a guest appearance on Oprah. The Lindsay Lohan rumors have started already–RadarOnline reports that Lindsay could be an Oprah guest in the near future. Wouldn’t that be a great tell all and an opportunity for Lindsay Lohan to set the building blocks for straightening out her life? Here is a link to the Lindsay Lohan rumor about appearing on Oprah.
If Lindsay does have a guest stint on Oprah, it would only be the initial step toward finding a way to once again “own” her own brand. Right now the Lindsay Lohan brand isn’t necessarily centered on a young and up and coming actress. The Lindsay Lohan brand is instead focused on weekly rumors about drug and alcohol use and time spent in jail. That’s just not the way any young Hollywood star needs to be portrayed-especially if she wants to work on great films with other great talent.
With that in mind, here are five things Lindsay Lohan can do to straighten her life out.
1) Avoid Alcohol and Drugs
This is easier said than done given her current surroundings. Lindsay Lohan runs with a wild crowd and dropping drugs and alcohol completely would take a major life decision. Only Lindsay can make this decision. No agents, actors or even parents can make this decision for Lindsay Lohan. She’ll know when the time is right if ever to keep those kinds of things to a very minimal.
If Lohan would have received more severe punishment for her recent trouble-she might actually consider heading down this path even though her Hollywood lifestyle would have to change. Other stars have managed to stay clear of trouble after young teen mess ups. The first big tip for Lindsay Lohan to get her life straightened out is the most obvious-quit doing drugs and alcohol or at least keep it to a very low level. These things are often just distractions from the bigger picture in life when not used in moderation.
2) Surround herself with friends who are positive influences
This may be easier said than done but it’s completely possible. Lindsay Lohan could put her life on the correct path if she just hangs out with the right people in Hollywood. Lohan needs to figure out which other celebs have her best interest at heart–and that doesn’t include those who constantly want to party. Lindsay Lohan has an enormous amount of talent when it comes to acting and she should concentrate on her career with other like-minded individuals. There are plenty of Hollywood up and comers that don’t want to get in the kind of trouble Lindsay has faced. Perhaps she should seek advice from more mature individuals like Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock.
3) Concentrate On Work/Not What Happens After Work
Work is a good way and center of focus for many people. If Lindsay Lohan can concentrate on honing her skills to become one of the next great actresses-she could achieve amazing success. She is in a pivotal point in her career where she will either be taken seriously or as someone who just wants to party. Lindsay Lohan has the opportunity now after he brief prison sentence to send a message to her future co-workers that she is dependable and has learned valuable lessons she plans to utilize. Lindsay has a tremendous upside and a tremendous amount to gain financially from turning into a very professional actress. Maybe she should set goals to win awards like an Emmy or Oscar and not let anything deter her from that. The future could be fantastic if she concentrates on the big picture and not a nightly party.
4) Exercise Body and Mind
Perhaps Lindsay Lohan could benefit from taking a class and educating herself in some degree. Lindsay is still young enough she could enroll in school or various exercise classes. These hobbies would allow Lindsay to make some friends who aren’t quite in the same social circles. It would also allow Lindsay Lohan to take pride in allowing her body and mind to develop without the negative influences she has allowed in the past.
Physical exercise and the goals that come with it is another excellent way to deal with what must be the stress of being a young famous individual. If there is a good addiction out there-it has to be exercise and getting your body into a great routine. If Lindsay knows she has a workout session at 7am–she is less likely to go out and get into trouble.
5) Write About Her Experiences
It might help Lindsay Lohan to recover completely if she writes about her own experiences. Perhaps if she were introspective enough to put her thoughts down on paper she might find that her past isn’t in her best interest. Lindsay Lohan could turn her life around quickly. Many directors will be looking for actresses who don’t cop an attitude for big future roles. Lindsay has the opportunity to correct her own “brand” now by heading in a new direction. She has the chance to stop all the Lindsay Lohan rumors and move forward.
The biggest thing for Lindsay Lohan to recover emotionally and financially right now might be for her to restore her “brand” to the Disney type days. Lindsay is fully capable of returning to her old form and having a very successful post jail career. It’s completely up to her. Perhaps writing a tell-all will be a constant reminder to Lindsay(both as she writes and reads) of what path she previously took and where she wants to be in the future. The book would also probably be a best seller and be a financial “take” for Lindsay. It might also help future Hollywood actresses avoid going down the wrong path.
Those are my 5 tips for Lindsay Lohan getting her life straightened out and back on track. I know many of us fans who saw her in “Parent Trap” and the Herbie movies wouldn’t mind seeing the return of a more innocent Lindsay to the big screen. It’s unfortunate the Hollywood trap seems to damage so many young people on their way to stardom. It would be nice and comforting for fans of Lindsay to see her live a long and prosperous life and still be acting, if she chooses to do so, in her 50’s.
“Lindsay Lohan in talks to Appear on Oprah”, RADARONLINE