Since we’ve been SiP, I’ve been baking up a storm - sourdough bread, anyone? Then came the biscuits, pretzel bagels, and crumpets from the discard sourdough. Followed by banana bread and chocolate chip cookies.
Apparently baking is one of the best ways to combat anxiety and depression... who knew? When you are baking, you can’t help but be engaged with the measuring, the pouring, the mixing, the rolling, the shaping or whatever your recipe requires you to do to end up with a tangible, tasty result. That engagement doesn’t give you time to think about the stress or anxiety and the positive end result gives you a sense of accomplishment.
It all makes sense to me now. I was baking to alleviate my stress and the end result was a tangible outcome that made me feel like I did something to combat the craziness of these times. So while we are still quarantined at home, I will keep calm and bake on...
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