Baking During the Quarantine

Baking During the Quarantine

Ciara McQuade, Writer

Baking is a fun creative activity that you can share with your entire family during the Quarantine. 

While the current COVID-19 Quarantine has left some people in a little bit of a panic, many are unsure of what to do with their spare time while not attending online classes. Baking something is a perfect way to utilize new free time in the day. 

In the current situation, it’s easy to fall into depression and experience anxiety, being away from friends and family and not being able to participate in all the activities that give us joy. Baking is a calming meditative activity, especially when it is simple and repetitive (ex: kneading dough, measuring ingredients, mixing batter, etc.) 

According to an article on Forbes.com: “When you succeed at creating a result, no matter what it is, your brain is flooded with dopamine, that feel-good chemical that actually helps motivate you.”

Sometimes it can be hard to get motivated while doing schoolwork at home, so doing small activities such as baking to boost your dopamine can be beneficial for concentration during the hours of the day in which online classes are going on. 

Baking is also a creative outlet and can help to stimulate your senses. The article from Forbes.com also said that “Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress, and it can also help you process trauma.” 

All being said, baking is something that you can share and do with your whole family and can help bring you closer during these tough times. 

Easy Recipe to Try Out -> Original NESTLÉ Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies https://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18476/original-nestle-toll-house-chocolate-chip-cookies/