Leadership has so much responsibility, match that pressure with relaxation and fun.
Studies have shown that individuals in leadership positions that take time off of work, or work creative activities and adventures into their work week are more productive, less stressed, happier, get sick less often, and ultimately live longer. Many countries have know integrated mandatory physical exercise, afternoon naps, volunteer opportunities, and creative team building exercises into the corporate work day.
As a small business owner, and project manager for almost 10 years in the community services and corporate world I learned the hard way that a full day of managing personal and work responsibilities with very little play can not only put you at the risk of burning out, but it can also very easily zap the joy out of what you do for a living. Even if it is what you love. Boxers know that for every step you take back from your opponent (stress), you can come back harder and better with a well thought-out punch. All Artist's when creating a piece step back from time to time or take a break from a project for months to explore other ideas to bring new life to the piece once they return to it.
Just like you go to the gym to "work out" your body, your creative mind needs the same "workout". Many people in leadership believe being creative is a luxury, or an unnecessary use of time, but it is quite the contrary.
I encourage you to take a couple hours out of your busy day to take an art class.
Classes are every monday from 1pm-3pm and every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Michaels store classroom (840 St.James Street, Winnipeg, MB). For more information please visit:
If you are interested in ArtWithSas teaching a 2 hour Beginner Grumbacher guided lesson plan in either still life/ floral/ seascape/ or landscape at your workplace please email myself directly with your firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie A.E Strugar
Certified Grumbacher Painting & Drawing Instructor.
She is a retired Certified Face/ Body & Temporary Tattoo Artist.
Caricaturist. She is currently an active
Public Speaker, Consultant, and Arts Educator in the Manitoba and greater Canada area.