Cooking with anxiety can often feel a little overwhelming as it can seem as if there’s a high amount of pressure on you to achieve certain goals. This can be especially true when following a more complex recipe from a book or an online tutorial. This kind of pressure can cause you to become more stressed and anxious when cooking, which can turn a task that can be enjoyable and calming into a process filled with panic and anxiety. The fact is that while cooking can seem rather overwhelming, eating healthy, nutritious foods can actually aid mental health. So, it’s worth taking the time to try and reduce your cooking anxiety and learn to love – or at least, enjoy – cooking healthy foods. Wondering how you can reduce your cooking anxiety? Have a read of the five tips below for everything that you need to know!
- Make a weekly meal plan which includes takeout and leftovers
- Select food you like that is good for you
- Keep Meals simple
- Find comfort in the process
- Cook familiar things for guests