When we are involved in creative activities that we enjoy, we are usually living in the present. Distractions become minimized or disappear altogether. We become less conscious of things that worry us as we focus on the activity at hand. Our energy becomes concentrated on the activity and is less dispersed augmenting our awareness of the moment. Such energy may even become a passion.
When one first starts cooking there may be fears of failure, but overtime, those fears subside as a failed recipe is just one step closer to an amazing meal. In fact, as we become better at cooking, failed recipes usually don’t fail that badly and are still decent. Knowledge of ingredients, proportions, and flavors allow risk taking in a good way and minimize the creation of inedible combinations.
Most importantly, as one’s skills improve in the kitchen, one learns to undertake recipes that match those skills and don’t overwhelm with impossible challenges. We take on what we can handle, master it, and then look to the next level with eagerness and confidence further utilizing our creative and physical energy in constructive ways.
Learning to cook vegan food has led me to more happiness and well-being for all of these reasons. It can do the same thing for you! Cooking in a new way leads to new ideas and new thoughts. It produces new flavorful achievements which will be recognized immediately by you and eventually reach family and friends. Being creative in the kitchen will occasion wonderful surprises every day and be a source of inspiration and pride which is always the best therapy!
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