Why baking makes you feel happier? It gives you something new to engage your mind, and treat your family a freshly baked chocolate cake. Love in baking is my passion. Baking for other people especially for my family brings a sense of accomplishment and something to be proud of. Baking can be a calming activity. Based on the Huffington post articles, Psychologist explained the benefits of baking for other people. Here are the benefits:
- Baking is a productive form of self-expression and communication.
“There’s a lot of literature for connection between creative expression and overall wellbeing. Whether it’s painting or it’s making music [or baking], there is a stress relief that people get from having some kind of an outlet and a way to express themselves.”
- Baking for yourself and for others is a form of mindfulness.
“Baking actually requires a lot of full attention. You have to measure, focus physically and mentally on the ingredients, smell and taste of what you’re creating could be a stress reduction.”
- Baking for others is a form of altruism.
“At the heart of baking for others is the act of giving. Baking for others can increase of a feeling of well being, contribute to stress relief and a sacrifice you make for someone else. I am inspired to bake cakes or pastries for my family because they’re very supportive with what I’ve done for them. It is my privilege and honor to serve and give them the best I can.
It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients; that’s the art of Baking. -Peter Reinhart-
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By: Belinda B. Bagsic