There are certain situations where I have to take a minute to calm my beating heart and steady my breath. Cooking, anything, is one of them. There is a voice screaming in my head “NAPTIME IS NEARLY OVER YOU IDIOT!” which pushes me to overreact, adrenalin pumping through my veins.

“I repeat, you are not under attack.” I remind myself, remembering there are real reasons to panic in life and making muffins is not one of them.

Other things I tell myself:

1. It can all go in the bin at any point

2. No you didn’t fail if you throw it in the bin

3. It’s the taking part that counts

4. There is a logical solution to most mistakes which you will find if you calm down

5. It doesn’t matter if the ingredients are slightly different or weigh slightly different amounts to the recipe

I think it’s the culmination of detailed instructions, a messy kitchen, and my own impossibly high standards which send me into a panic. Either way, I’m taking it one day at a time  😄

Two Tiny Hands
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7 thoughts on “Cooking Anxiety

  1. Yes to throwing it in the bin! I whipped cream last week and completely messed it up, it all went down the sink and i had to go out and buy more cream. 2nd time lucky and one amazing #banoffeepie! I agree take it one step at a time! Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFun. Hope you can come back next week!

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