Cooking can change our life beyond our stomach!
It may sound wired but it's true. There are many health benefits of cooking for sure. Because you can choose what and how you want to eat your food and serve it to your family. But beyond that, the concentration, dedication, passion cooking needs can help us improve mental health.
You will be surprised to see how many people have got the benefits of cooking. There are many who came out from depression and anxiety just by cooking. I know how silly it sounds. Because on our bad day, we try to eat ready food. But let me explain!
Cooking is actually helpful to release negative energy. The patience a cooking session needs can lead anyone to disconnect with the real world problem and district their mind. Also, it brings more concentration and passion to make it better. Many believe this as behavioral activation therapy. Cooking will help fight inertia, the lack of energy, the lack of focus and, the lack of interest.
People say that cooking is art. And it can draw a tremendous amount of satisfaction. Now the question is how can we incorporate cooking as a way of getting mental benefits?
You don't have to force yourself to cook. Rather find passion in it. Take it as a way of releasing stress. During your bad day, make a quick dish rather than eating packaged food. Make it enjoyable. And you don't have to worry about its mental benefits. Because you know, it will happen automatically.
It's not like that, people who cook regularly don't have any mental illness. Yeah, they have and will have until they think these ways and take it positively. This is just a simple technique we can follow to make our life easy every day. I hope it's gonna help you a little!