Busy lives and busy minds, we all too often don’t allow ourselves to switch off and if you are like me you don’t know how to switch off so your mind is constantly full and you can't think straight.
Mindfulness doesn’t have to be half an hour sat on a cushion in a quiet room. (Who the heck has got a quiet room at home, I sure don’t !)
Here I talk about how the act of baking can help give you space from all the over thinking, worrying and stress that you deal with most of the time.
Lets's get into it:
Baking gives you a reason to stop and take time out off the Hamster wheel you find yourself on. I mean imagine actually being on a hamster wheel, if you don't ever get off then you will be reduced to a panting wreck heaped on the floor - even the fittest hamsters need a break! But unlike Hamsters we don't listen to our bodies when they tell us to stop. We feel too guilty and the ever increasing 'To Do' list takes over our lives. I have found the one thing that stops us switching off is that we feel we need permission to do so. Baking helps us to allow us to stop and makes permission easier because we are doing something with purpose, something we can share with others and that pleases that little monster in our head that tells us we are being selfish by choosing an a creative activity over doing the Ironing .
Baking helps you to be in the moment, we all know mindfulness and meditation is good for us, it helps with stress, anxiety and keeps us level headed, so why don't we practice it? If we knew how to do it, we wouldn't have time anyway! I am here to say it really does help with all those things I am living proof of that, AND you don't need fancy techniques and to spend time sat in a position you can't get into with your arms out-stretched. No Ma'm when you get your b