Bake Your Way To Stress Relief
Did you know that baking for yourself and others can be a form of stress relief?
With baking, there is a rhythm and focus, in which you have to follow precise directions that leads to mindfulness and mindfulness is one of the best ways to combat anxiety and depression.
With the shelter in place mandates that have taken place in the last couple of years, many turned to baking as a way to decompress. After countless hours in the kitchen, you feel a little less stressed and have something to show for it. In the article “Baking Is The Best Way To Alleviate Stress—Yes, Really,” Dr. McNaughton-Cassill mentions that this also has a positive effect on your brain.
“One of the stressors of modern life is that, for many of us, our jobs don't have a tangible outcome. We work all day—in customer service, healthcare, education, accounting, insurance—and feel tired when we get home, but we don't have a discernible way to measure what we have accomplished. In contrast, throughout much of history people had to engage in physical, survival-based activities like growing food, building their own homes, and sewing, which while physically hard, provide a strong sense of accomplishment. I think this is why there has been such a resurgence of interest in crafts, home remodeling, and cooking.”
So if you find yourself feeling a little down, turn on your oven, throw on your apron grab some Purecane and whip up some goodies. And if you find that you’ve made too many for your household, share your delicious creation and make someone’s day!
Don’t know where to start? Check out these recipes that had the internet breaking out their bowls and whisks!
Easy Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Zero Sugar Banana Bread
Vegan Sourdough Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glazed Pepitas
You’re one step closer to baking the world a better place!
Have a happy and healthy day!