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Amanda is an avid food enthusiast who loves everything about cooking and especially using modern tech in cooking that can make even a novice cook look like an expert chef. She occasionally shares her opinion about the latest and craziest kitchen gadgets on the Kitchen Expert blog

How Cooking Can Be a Different Way of Relaxation

You know that everybody deserves to be happy, right? Each of us has some things that we love to do. There are many hobbies you can choose from, and you could become passionate with it. But for now, let’s talk about cooking. If you are one of those people who has the passion in cooking, this article is for you.


Did you know that cooking can be a good way of relaxing yourself?

There are two types of people who cook. One is that he cooks just to make a living, and the other one is cooking with a passion. When it comes for you to relax with cooking, it’s all about passion. You have the so-called “grit” that drives you to motivate in cooking your favorite delicious meal. Not just for yourself, but for your families and friends as well.

As long you hold on to this “grit”, you will be more relaxed and having fun while cooking. Do you believe that you can become successful of something that you’re passionate about? Of course you do, as long you are going to work it out and do something different and extraordinary that nobody else does.


Do you cook in order to work? Or are you cooking for fun?

If you just cook in order to keep your job or earn money, you’ll get stressed. You know why? It’s because your boss or head chef pressures you to cook for customers. The more you are pressured, the more you get stressed which leads you to have relaxation issues.

However, doing this for fun is what makes you feel relaxed. You may forget about getting stressed or pressured, as long you love cooking. If you’re passionate to cook your favorite “out of the box” dishes, it’ll relieve you from getting stressed once and for all.

In order for you to stay relaxed while cooking, here are a couple of tips you should learn and apply.


1 – Prepare a menu plan

It’s better that you should have this in order to stay relaxed and move away from stress and pressure. Make sure that you plan in advance (like one week advance) about the meal that you want to cook for your family. Preparing extra meals ahead of time is an advantage for you. It will save you time and money. It will allow you to prepare complete and balanced meals that could make you and others healthy as well. Maybe some of you aren’t doing this for a while. You may not expect that all people must do this. However, this is already a proven way for you to get relaxed while cooking.


2 – Have a relaxing mind

It’s really essential for your mind to be relaxed. In order to do that, there are few ways which are considered effective for most people. Listening to music is a good example of relaxing your mind. As you listen to your favorite music, the energy and excitement within you increases in silent mode. If you have that feeling, there’s no doubt that you are more relaxed than ever. Thinking and attracting positive things while you cook are a big help to make you relax as well. Try to make this a habit and you’ll definitely see the changes by yourself. It’ll also let you almost forget about the problems, issues and circumstances arrived in you. Just remember, relax and enjoy what you do.



Once you learn how to love cooking, there’s no doubt that you’ll become relaxed in many days to come. It’s essential for you to avoid stress that could damage your cells and become prone to chronic illnesses. If you cook just for work, your mindset is wrong. But if you have the passion and love of cooking, it’s definitely sure that your mindset is right. Once your mindset is right, you’ll be surprised of your results in no time by just relaxing yourself while cooking.