Well In Mind’s Self-Care Tip of the Week

Cook a Meal & Sit Down to Eat it Without Electronics

According to recent research focused on culinary therapy, here are some of the ways that cooking can improve your mood and general well-being:

  • It is a healthy distraction that allows you to slow down and “get out of your head.”
  • It awakens your senses, requiring you to pay attention to the present moment.
  • It can help you get into a “flow state,” since it’s both challenging and enjoyable at the same time.
  • It encourages you to learn new skills and expand your knowledge base.
  • It may help you feel less anxious, depressed or overwhelmed, since cooking gives you a feeling of accomplishment and can also provide pleasure.

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