Are you stressed out?
Maybe you’re not cooking enough.
According to Psychologists, cooking is a form of meditation that can help alleviate stress. In fact it’s used as a treatment at a number of health clinics and therapists to help conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD and even eating disorders.
Plus there’s the added bonus that when you cook yourself you know exactly what you’re eating, The meals are usually more nutritional and therefore healthier which can help you feel better.
Next time in the kitchen, practice by being more mindful. For example, when peeling fruits or vegetables, truly observe the skin, textures, colours and smells. Be creative with your food. Add your own touches, you don’t have to follow each recipe exactly. Taste everything and analyse each flavour.
Relax, take your time. Like mediation, when you focus on one thing, you clear your mind of all other thoughts and you stop worrying about any future problems. This will help reduce stress and promote a zestier life. Plus you’re rewarded with a great meal.
Start your mindfulness journey now, and try some of my new exciting and simple recipes.