Why is Cooking so stressful?

The first thing that comes to one’s mind, in regards to cooking is – art, skill, perfection, technique, and so on. What we forget is, it can be fun and therapeutic to. Cooking is considered to be a stressful and tiring job for a lot of reasons:

  • Not familiar with the kitchen: if one doesn’t have the knowledge of the very basics, like what is kept, where, what is what, which appliance to use, how to chop or wash or store – it can get really stressful..
  • Trying to achieve the perfection: cooking as an art and every person is an artist. We look at our parents, recipes/images online, and try to achieve that perfection. There in the end result is beyond all this. One must enjoy.
  • Poor planning: setting and realistic targets, choosing complicated recipes when you don’t have ample amount of time, can get really get stressful and might make it look like one hell of a job.

Times have changed. With technology, availability of resources in terms of knowledge, ingredients, one can give this at a second chance. Here are a few steps you can follow to make it a little less stressful and awake in the chef inside you.

  • Know your kitchen: this is the foundation. When you know well about your resources, your confidence grows, stronger. Right from what is kept where,which appliance to use or which ingredient to use, for what is it used, to how to maintain it.
  • Pressure free: you first need to start loving what you do. You have to learn to enjoy the process. Don’t put yourself under pressure thinking of what if there is a failure in the end.
  • Set realistic targets: always start with simple recipes and ingredients that you are familiar with. Don’t opt for technically skilled or complicated recipes when you don’t have time. Take your own time.
  • Have fun: we often forget to live in the moment and just focus on perfection and result. Life is all about creating memories and giving every moment to the fullest. Don’t take Phalia seriously and just enjoy the process.

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