Baking up warm and crispy delights in the kitchen can do more than just create yummy comfort food. It is a process of blending joy and whipping hope. Baking is more than just baking, for any ardent baker. As per various done studies, baking has been found to have therapeutic value which helps to ease down depression and anxiety, making you hopeful and decisive.
And seeing that one in every four people experience a mental health problem at some point and time in their lives, this wholesome therapy solution is not just exciting and stress relieving but is also very healthy. But, I will advice you better do watch on sugar and flour – how about making healthy versions of your favourite treats? Because, if you dig deep on healthy ingredients and smart recipes, then you can actually play the baking-game long and safe.
1- BAKING IS MEDITATIVE
Any activity which somehow engrosses your attention – especially if it's simple and repetitive– is observed to have a soothing and a meditative effect. For example, the very process of weighing out cups of butter and sugar, whisking eggs, beating and blending creates not just a beautiful texture in your mixing bowl, but also helps create space in the mind for new ideas, and thus helps you push-off the negativity.
2. DEEPLY STIMULATES THE SENSES
The feel of the flour, the melting down of butter, sound of the blender, and of course the smell of the luscious final product – and together all of these experiences arouse enough joy to make you smile and feel feathery light. This eventually leads to increase of feel-good endorphins.
3. NOURISHES AND MAKES YOU FEEL SORTED
Aren't we all caught in our cobwebs? We miss-out on living fully and thus end-up hopelessly dozing off in the bed. Baking or any sort of cooking or food preparation is ultimately all about nourishing ourselves and others. Doesn't a well-baked dish make you feel high and accomplished? It does, right? That's how it nourishes you.
4. IT’S A CREATIVE AFFAIR
There is a strong connection between creative expression and overall well-being. The ones who dare and experiment, are the ones who truly enjoy their everyday life. I believe a lot of experimentation can be done with the ever increasing number of flavours. Super-markets are thus a total bliss, for you can locate all sorts of culinary items.
5. HELPS YOU SPRINKLE JOY IN OTHER PEOPLE’S LIFE
I simply love dressing-up the cake with all sorts of stardust. I think that makes the whole thing way more cute and delightful. One of the best things about baking is that you can give away your creations and make other people feel elevated which in turn puts a smile on your dial.
Isn't that what you forever wanted, to somehow help everyone out? The baked-delight might be there on the plate for just a moment (because, you of course would have made it irresistibly mouth-watering) but memories are forever. And, that is what enriches our life experience. So, go bake and rid yourself from all your chronic heartaches and disappointments.