Looking to lower your stress and take a little chill pill? Spending some time in the kitchen making something yummy might be the cure.
If you haven’t noticed, during all of this self-quarantine going on, more and more people have found themselves baking.
Bread recipes are trending like crazy on Pinterest and stores are running out of yeast left and right.
Turns out, when times get tough, people bake.
Why Baking Can Help Reduce Your Stress
When you make something with your hands that takes effort, patience and a little bit of skill, it makes us feel good!
Waiting for the bread to rise or the cookies to begin to brown gives us a sense of satisfaction. Especially when the end result is a tasty treat.
- Baking is mindful. You must stay in the present and remain focused to follow directions.
- Baking lets you express creativity.
- Baking helps you feel accomplished.
- Baking for others makes us feel helpful.
I have never been a fan of cooking meals but baking is something I enjoy. If you want to get in the kitchen and making something yummy, here are some easy ideas to start with.
Some Easy Recipes To Get Started
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.