This blog is for members and veterans of the Canadian Forces. We work under enormous stress, and I have found that art and painting are extemely helpful for dealing with stress. The stress can be from an OSI, but not necessarily. Having an inept leadership, or a manipulative coworker can cause enormous stress, especially if you feel helpless. We are taught to never give up the fight in the field, yet in an office setting we are often led to believe we should be like sheep. This has an enormous impact on our soul.
I began painting because of my work situation…one day I was so angry from a difficult coworker that I came home and just started painting. It was a scene of my daughter running on a beach, nothing very exciting, but it was incredibly calm. And for those hours while I worked on it, the anger dissipated and the stress slipped away.
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