Mental Well Being for Creative Cooking
Mindfulness Improves Your Cooking & Mental Well Being and brings focus and can enhance your mood. When you want to cook, you should be at peace with yourself. You should not be involved in a lot of things while you are cooking.
Multitasking Reduces Productivity
Multitasking may seem like a great way to get a lot done at once. While it might seem like you are accomplishing many things at once, research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think we are. In fact, some researchers suggest that multitasking can actually reduce productivity by as much as 40 percent! Switching from one task to another makes it difficult to tune out distractions and can cause mental blocks that can slow you down, make you jittery, lose control over your skills and you end up cooking which not only makes you restless but also the emotions that travel through food to your loved ones also affects their mental well being.
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So just stop, take a pause from all what you are trying to do at one go. Take a deep breath, put on some nice music and take mindfulness, creativity and a dash of focus. Start with your prep goals for your meal to be cooked and watch your spirits rise. Yes, your time spent in the kitchen can enhance your mood and promote mental well-being. While cooking is clearly a means to satisfy the body’s need for food, it’s increasingly being recognized as a way of nurturing the mind. The researchers found that the act of cooking improves a person’s well being and is associated with life satisfaction.
Mindfulness Express Creativity
Your kitchen is an endless opportunity to express your creativity and find your flow. Mindfulness is an invisible element that makes the same recipe end up with different results for different people. Be creative, be focused and see how spending time in the kitchen can ease stress and restlessness, and enhance mindfulness.
Not only the process of cooking will improve your mood, also the feeling of satisfaction gained when seeing the end product naturally enhances happiness. What you will cook can be enjoyed and shared with your loved ones, giving yourself a well-deserved sense of achievement.
Psychological therapist Annie Gurton says the outcome of cooking goes further than a sense of accomplishment – it can satisfy the emotional need for purpose and meaning in our lives. “Cooking is a task that requires a combination of several skills – understanding and planning, attention to detail, using our memory and imagination, manual dexterity, creativity and style.”
Be mindful, Be Creative with your cooking skills and enjoy a Good Mental Well-being for yourself and your family!