I’m a little stressed, can you tell?
Or perhaps I’m just a tad OCD right now.
Have you read Julie & Julia? Or maybe you saw the movie? It was about a frustrated writer in a dead-end job who decides to use cooking as therapy as she cooks her way through Julia Child’s, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”
According to an article in NY Daily News:
Cooking can be a good de-stressor because:
- Cooking is so absorbing it makes you temporarily forget whatever you are worried about
- The process of making something from scratch can foster creativity and give you a sense of accomplishment
- Stress can leave you feeling numb, but cooking activates all five senses, making you feel more alive
Have you read the blog ShesLosingIt.net? It’s about a frustrated writer/novice bodybuilder named Lisa who actually hates cooking, but has to get back on the clean eating meal bandwagon lest her trainer makes her do punitive unassisted chin ups. Just kidding! My trainer would make me do squats. And I’m actually cooking for another reason.
Anyway, I have enough food for maybe 3-4 weeks, so if there is a power outage tomorrow I will cry. I might cry anyway because…well…I’ll tell you at the end of the month.
Do you find cooking relaxing? How do YOU get rid of stress?
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