While staying at home in Dallas, many people are developing new hobbies. One of the most popular hobbies to develop has become baking. Baking is a great way to pass the time as well as calm the nerves. Some newly avid bakers have found it to be therapeutic and to improve their dexterity.
Enjoy the process
Baking can be a slow and enjoyable process. Baking bread requires time and effort to properly make your loaf. It’s something that you can pour your energy into and have a tangible outcome. The fun part it, you don’t quite know what the outcome will be until you are done.
Baking can help with your mental health
In a period of many unknowns, baking provides a sense of accomplishment. The great benefit of baking is that it gives you something concrete to create and when you are done you have a finished product. Using your time to create something like bread can greatly reduce anxiety in a productive way.
The process itself can also lead to mindfulness. While waiting for the bread to rise, scoring the bread and waiting for it to bake, gives time for self-reflection. These steps that require patience help someone feel centered and focused. The process of kneading the dough is also a great way to release tension.
One study has shown that baking gives bakers a sense of purpose and accomplishment. It also gives structure to the day and a sense of motivation for something to look forward to. Of course, once you post your new creation on social media and the likes come in – you really have a sense of accomplishment.
How to start baking
Start with a recipe of something that you have always wanted to try. Another great way to start is to join a virtual baking club to get some inspiration. If certain ingredients such as flour or yeast are in short supply in your area, try a no-yeast or gluten-free recipe. Try to incorporate ingredients that you already have in your pantry.
Is your kitchen ready for you to start baking? Do you need help getting it clean? Valet Maids is a Dallas maid service that will help you check cleaning off your to-do list and get to baking. Book online or give us a call at 214-438-4804.