The “Sweetest” Benefits of Baking
Baking is an enjoyable pastime for many. The act of reading a recipe, or recreating it from memory, mixing delectable ingredients together and coming out with a delicious cake or scrumptious cupcakes at the end of it all really is an enjoyable task.
However, did you know that this pastime is actually so much more than just a simple hobby?
The truth is, there are a multitude of benefits that come with engaging with baking, even if you are just a beginner! The process of following a recipe and using ingredients and tools is actually proven to be quite therapeutic.
Here are some of the “sweetest” benefits of baking:
Baking is a form of mindfulness
You’ve probably heard the various benefits of meditation and mindfulness. These two tasks often increase happiness and reduce stress. The truth is, baking can actually help you accomplish and feel these rewards as well!
Baking, in general, is mindful: you have to focus on measuring your ingredients, the type of tools you need to use, and even the smells and tastes of the food you produce. Mindfulness is all about being present and acknowledging what you are doing. Taking the time to fully immerse yourself in baking can help reduce stress, and can help block out and reduce negative or sad thoughts.
Baking serves as a creative outlet
Scientists have discovered that being creative can actually make us happier. In fact, there is a strong connection between creative expression and overall wellbeing.
Taking the time to bake cupcakes, for example, and then decorate them however you please can play a part in increasing your happiness, especially after a stressful week at work. Engaging in a task like this can be important for those who feel like their day-to-day tasks to not allow them as much creative freedom as they would like.
A great way to express your creativity is by using one of our many baking tools, a chocolate pen like the one pictured above, to create designs on your finished products. Oomomo also carries a variety of different baking molds that help you pursue your ultimate creative ideas when baking. The possibilities are endless!
Baking can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression
It’s actually been known for quite some time that baking can help relieve many symptoms of depression and anxiety.
How? Physical activities aid in keeping our body more healthy, and this in turn can help combat depression and anxiety as it releases various endorphins. This is a way to channel negative energy into something positive, such as the creation of nourishing baked items for yourself, or even family and friends.
Even acknowledging the fact that you are creating food that helps nourish you, your family, and your friends, will help you feel happier as you are completing the task! Valentine's Day is coming up, and what better way to spoil your loved ones than by baking something for them?
Baking is something that we definitely encourage you to pursue.
The best part?
You can find all of your baking essentials right here at Oomomo! We even have many cute and unique varieties of wax and parchment paper which makes baking even more fun! Make sure to subscribe to the Oomomo Club to get more news and updates about products and fun things to do.