Cooking as a Stress Reliever
When we feel like we are carrying all the burdens of the world, we find different ways to de-stress. Usually we sip a copious amounts of tequila with friends or with special someone, do exercises or some sort of medication to have peace of mind, and some also go shopping. However, little did people know that there are many ways you can do at the kitchen to make your worries away, and that is cooking. If you are a beginner when it comes to cooking and eagerly want to learn you may want to watch youtube videos.
There is something in the creative process of cooking that makes it a great personal therapy. According to health consultant Mikaela Reuben, “I love cooking by myself, it’s a form of meditation for me, especially if I have really soft, beautiful music on and I light a few candles. It puts you in a relaxed state, but there’s no need to just cook alone. I love hosting dinner parties for my clients, which allows us all to enjoy the time together creating something delicious.” It is indeed a great form of motivation. If you are the type of person who enjoys doing something with friends, then you can invite some people and host a party of a small gathering as mentioned by Mikaela Reuben.
According to health experts, not only is cooking per se an act of meditation on its ow, it helps in improving one’s which experts recognize as very important to mental health. In addition to that, studies show that there is link between a healthier diet and high levels of serotonin which the happiness hormone.
In psychology, cooking is considered as a psychological action primarily because in order to come up with a good meal. you must stay engaged and focused on what you are doing. You should taste it then make a judgment, and add or subtract. This will also divert your attention instead of laying in bed thinking of how you are gonna solve your problems. At the end of the day, problems are problems. It will pass. So we just have to live happily because life is short.