Semi cooking my way through a bad mental health day

Adding a pinch of baking soda can also spark joy

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Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

A unique part about working on your mental health is how slow and even boring the process is. One doesn’t really see how all changing patterns and habits make sense, after much later. I am not in that later yet.

I lounged around the streets for another 20 minutes before deciding to go home and make banana muffins. At 9.30 pm. On a weeknight.

That one hour spent in the kitchen and devoted to cooking for cooking’s sake, helped me step closer to this mental health puzzle that I’ve had since forever. What things in life give me joy.

Of all the things that I’ve tried in life so far, one of the most unadulterated versions of peace comes from cooking. The sounds, the smells, the colours, the tastes, all allow me to forget most of the things in life. How does one ingredient change the composition of an entire meal, is nothing short of a magical experience.

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Semi baked banana muffins

Reading. Writing. And then, reading some more. Selected works: https://muckrack.com/mariyam-haider

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