4 Key Benefits of Baking to Our Mental Health
Are you getting tired and stressed lately because of your hectic and busy life? Plus, the only thing that’s running in your mind right now is to break free and do something far different from what you’re usually doing in your boring and tiring daily life. This time, it’s time for you to break away and go for the things you really love like baking.
They say that baking soothes a tired and bored soul. So, get ready your moldes para horno and other baking paraphernalias because today, you are free to bake anything that will make your heart feel happy and alive.
In baking, there is something so reassuring about the ritual. like when you are quietly weighing out the butter, flour, sugar, whisking, cracking eggs, beating, and folding. So if you’re a bit down and desolated go to your kitchen and start baking. The process that will result in a delicious and sweet cakes, biscuits, and anything that you love to bake will definitely help brighten up your gloomy day.
Here are the sweet reasons why you should start baking today:
- Baking stimulates your senses. During baking, it effectively stimulates your five senses through the sound your mixer makes while mixing the ingredient, the feel of the flour in your hand, that pleasantly sweet smell that coming from the oven, the delicious taste of the appetizing final product, and of course the delightful sight that your final product gives you. Your final product depends on how these five senses were stimulated while the preparation was on.
- Baking is meditative. Any activity that captures your whole attention, especially if it’s just a simple and repetitive exercise can have a calming and meditative quality, which happens when you bake.
- Baking develops your creativity. Psychologists found a strong connection between creative expression and overall well being of a person, so if you’re feeling bored and lonely today, go to your kitchen and experiment with your recipe if you dare, and make the cupcake’s frosting the prettiest as it can be.
- You can make other people happy through baking. One of the greatest things about baking is that you can able to give away your very own creations and make other people happy, which in return can make you smile and happy as well. This is great if you want to express your creativity, then at the same time make your friends and loved ones happy, so it’s a win-win situation for you and for the people who cares about you.
Whipping up treats in your very own kitchen can do more than just creating your favorite comfort food. Many mental health practitioners have been found out that baking has a therapeutic value which helps to ease anxiety and depression. So the next time you want to break free from all the stressors surrounding you, gather your moldes para horno, baking wisk, cupcake liners, etc. because we are going to bake today.