Why Baking?

It’ll come as no surprise to hear that baking is super good for your mental wellbeing - and not just because it involves treating yo’ self.

There are a number of brilliant reasons to get into the kitchen, and if we know one thing, it’s that taking the time to care for your mind is always a good idea.

1

It’s relaxing

When you’re feeling stressed out or anxious, sifting flour, measuring sugar and beating some eggs can slow down the pace of life and give you a chance to catch your breath.

2

It’s a healthy distraction

If you’ve ever tried to bake a cake while doing a million other things you’ll know it’s a recipe for disaster. Having a task to focus on can get your mind off the endless loop of your to-do list and help you recentre yourself before diving back in and kicking butt.

3

It connects you to the outside world

While we may fantasise about sitting down and devouring a whole cake by ourselves, the truth is that there’s nothing better than sharing your baked creation with the special people in your life. Whether you pop into your neighbours, visit your mum or take it in for office morning tea sharing your treats is a great way to connect with the people around you.

4

It helps young Aussies

As if all the above weren’t enough reasons to get involved, how about supporting the one in four young Australians who struggle with their mental health? Get in that kitchen, preheat your oven and do some seriously good work for young people and their families. That’s something we can all feel deliciously good about.

5

It teaches resilience

Even the most experienced baker, with the most fool-proof recipe will sometimes have an #epicfail. But the tantalising possibility of freshly baked goods is enough to keep you going until you nail it. Learning that spilt milk, broken eggs or a deflated souffle isn’t the end of the world is one of the best parts of learning, and mastering, baking.