Best Reasons Baking is Good for Mental Health
Baking can alleviate depression and anxiety. Since 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem, this therapy is excellent for the whole family.
Any basic, repetitive task that takes your full attention can be meditative. Weighing butter and sugar, whisking eggs, beating and folding relaxes.
Cooking is meditative
Feeling the flour, hearing the blender, and smelling the finished product all engage the senses, increasing endorphins.
Baking stimulates the senses
Baking is about nurturing ourselves and others. Focus on the nutritious ingredients and affection in your baked goods to internalise this advantage.
Nourishing activities feel good
Psychologists have established a link between creative expression and overall wellbeing, so experiment with that recipe and make that icing pretty.
Baking is creative
Baking allows you to share your creations with others and bring joy to their lives, which in turn brings joy to your own life.
Make others happy
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