Baking is a pastime that many of us enjoy, as those creations we make are delicious and satisfy our sweet tooth. But there are many other benefits to baking! Baking is proven to be a stress reliever! And baking for others brings us a sense of accomplishment and is something to be proud of!
Especially during COVID when people are spending more time at home, baking bread has become a popular pastime. Whether you use a bread machine or do it the old-fashioned way, it’s wonderful to have fresh wholesome bread on hand, with a few healthy ingredients that you can actually pronounce! And what an added benefit to have your home smelling like an old-fashioned farmhouse with that aroma of freshly baked bread!
Here are some of the benefits of baking and why it makes you feel happier!
GIVES YOU DIRECTION
Baking gives you directions to follow and in turn, you utilize your concentration skills and patience to carry out the process.
YOU’RE IN CONTROL
You’re in control of everything and you have the freedom to customize the recipe to enhance the flavor you desire.
Baking allows your creativity to shine. Find a basic recipe and improvise to your heart’s desire to come up with more interesting and flavorful versions to that boring old recipe! Baking for others brings a sense of accomplishment and something to be proud of.
THE PHYSICAL CONNECTION
When baking, a physical connection is made between your mind and body. Baking gets you into a rhythm and can be a therapeutic way to relax.
SHARING BAKED GOODS
Sharing baked goods is a form of expression and emotion! Even when you can’t find the words to express what you’re feeling, baked goods can be the perfect way to let someone know that you’re there for them and you care. It’s great for the giver and the recipient. It feels good to give someone a little treat. And when you receive it, it’s not only about enjoying a yummy treat, but makes you feel cared about and appreciated!
Sometimes you will never know the VALUE of a moment, until it becomes a MEMORY. Dr. Seuss
A LITTLE LAUGHTER!
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!