Lately, I’ve been hearing many friends complaining about how stressing and consuming their jobs are.
And not only do my friends seem to have this problem, but other people also complain about their jobs and how the work environment affects their mood and self-esteem. I couldn’t help but notice a pattern.
The job can add a lot of stress and pressure to our lives, especially in this context, with an unsure perspective on the future.
We spend a lot of time at work, so if our superiors or colleagues treat us harshly daily, or we end up feeling that we make too many mistakes, it’s only natural we will start to perceive ourselves in a bad light.
The outcome of our work is not satisfying, we do not feel a sense of accomplishment after the workday is over, and our self-esteem starts to drop. We carry that stress and frustration outside of the work environment, and the people around us will feel that.
That is why, in this blog, I want to encourage you to take those art classes near you. It is probably no news to you, but art can have so many benefits for your overall mental well-being that a few hours of making art per week and being creative will give you the sense of accomplishment you need to feel happier.
Taking art classes will help you become more satisfied with yourself, and it will strengthen your ability to cope with stressful situations, like constant criticism at work.
Because we have quite some experience in teaching people how to draw and paint, the process of learning won’t be frustrating for you.
At Martin Fine Art Classes, we pay close attention to every student’s need, and we break the information into steps anyone can follow. If you start drawing with no prior experience or as a beginner, we will set some realistic goals together.
This way, learning how to draw and paint will be fun, and you will be able to feel that sense of accomplishment by learning things step by step.
It’s essential to be mindful of your present skills and have a good time creating art. Your fast improvements in your drawing and painting skills will improve your feeling of accomplishment even more.
The secret is to be consistent and to be kind to yourself. Looking at your art piece after finishing it can be so rewarding, but remember to leave aside the perfectionism and high expectations we all struggle with sometimes.
The sense of accomplishment also springs from the freedom you experience while making art.
If you are not allowed to make decisions by yourself at work, and that lack of space makes you feel less capable, you will see things are different with art.
Being free and explorative is vital while learning how to draw or paint. You can express yourself with no boundaries. You can decide what you would like to try, create, and communicate; you can determine what tools you want to use for your artwork and what medium of art.
Art encourages self-expression and agency, the courage to take risks, mess up and start over again. Of course, we will guide you to the steps and basics you need to learn to create your art pieces, but we will not stay in the way of the satisfaction you can achieve through the freedom of making art.
Feeling accomplished will improve the way you feel with yourself and the quality of your relationships. You will be mindful of the people around you if you manage to feel rewarded more often by making art and relaxing your mind.
Artistic activities can also help you: