Naturally, the life of a woman is very stressful. This is one person who has to take care of kids, keep the home neat, deal with work-related issues, and still stay sane in the middle of a crisis.

At times, all these become overwhelming. She needs to engage in an activity that makes her vent. Nicole Lambert, a counselor with Movement counseling services admits that cooking is a therapeutic skill that gives women a platform to release some of the negative emotions.

Trying a new recipe is very useful for it alters one’s mind, in the end one gets to have a new inner self. Once you have made a nice and tasty meal, you forget about the life challenges.

Why cook when you are in an insane state of mind?

In this article, we want to be specific on the emotional benefits you get when you cook a delicious recipe for your family. They include

Just following instructions to come up with a new meal is fulfilling. As a matter of fact it increases your creativity level. Once you leave that kitchen, you have even thought of the next recipe to try out, now that the current one is a success.

A simple recipe reduces the level of anxiety which in turn boosts your mood. You forget about the daily hassles that enhances the bad mood.

Whether you succeed or fail in trying the new recipe. The effort in itself is a learning lesson. The success motivates you to try even hard recipes.

The failure is a learning lesson which you use to make your subsequent meal preparations better. At the end of the exercise you are happy and fulfilled in your style.


There is a level of satisfaction you gain while in the kitchen. You have a different level of confidence. This in itself is ideal when emotionally unstable.

Your conscience broadens your mind to think of the best option to tackle the emotional challenge at hand. If you can crack the recipe, why not deal with the problem once and for all?


Do you know why people commit suicide over small issues? The answer is simple; they have no reason to live. Life has no meaning to them. They are limited to the skills they do to make them happy.
As simple as it sounds, cooking is emotionally therapeutic in getting rid of negative emotions. It improves your quality of life removing any negative thoughts like suicide.

Just like woodworking, this is a skill that keeps your brain active. Once the mind is occupied, you need to get the ingredients in place. You have to use any type of stock available to make a meal. Prepare the cooking ware and bake the sweet cake you buy all the time at the bakery.

Home cooking saves you money. Have you not sorted the financial burden that is stressing you?

Women play a significant role in making the home alive. When you are emotionally down, then the ripple effect trickles down to the rest of the family members. Not that you are not allowed to express your emotions!

You are at liberty to do so, but, engage in a useful activity as a way of getting a room to vent and think of solutions to the emotional problem.

In case you have no idea about the recipes of choice, then it is time to invest in recipe books or subscribe to online cooking channels to widen your knowledge base.