How do you get into character?
Creating a new character is always exciting and fun, but sometimes it's not always easy getting into their head space.
Personally, after my sheet is done, I write a very long and thorough backstory, even if no one reads it. Lol
I picture what they wear on a daily basis, what music they like, their favourite colour, their hobbies, ECT. I find it much easier to get into character after their lives and personality are fully fleshed out.
Sometimes, I'll read/watch the news and think "what would my character think about this?"
And of course, I'll admit a weird little secret. I occasionally like to practice my character's voice and attitude/demeanor in the upcoming days before the game.
What methods do you use for getting into character? What challenges do you face when trying to get into their head space? Any tips to help new players feel more comfortable when it comes to roleplaying?