When all else fails..Bake. Might make that a motto if I can figure out how to bake a cake that doesn’t make me gain weight or risk diabetes for that matter. Science.. Step your game up.
Anyways I made a deal with someone to make them a cake, which had to be baked on Sunday. Since I had put the baking off I had to do it after receiving some news I wasn’t all to happy about. In retrospect I couldn’t be happier that it went that way. (Note: I am by all means not promoting postponing things you have to do!)
I started baking frustrated as one could possibly be. I wasn’t paying enough attention to what I was doing and it didn’t take long for the kitchen to start to look like I defused a bomb in the flour sack. Which obviously annoyed me more. I couldn’t continue baking the cake. Well I could but I doubt whether it would’ve been any good. I sat down to calm myself down and reminded myself of how much I love baking. Especially baking my signature cake. For those of you who wonder, it is a white chocolate cake.
As I said I did. I focused on baking. Before I knew it I was dancing around the kitchen and had made four different cakes. The ruminating about the news became background noise overpowered by the wonderful sounds of kitchen appliances. That all because I focused on what brings me joy. I was celebrating my life again instead of focusing on the things that steal my happiness. Yes, the news made me feel upset and should be dealt with, but that is the key it should be dealt with not dwelt on. Not only did that become clear I also have enough reminders for the rest of the week. Yummm!!
Deal with, do not dwell on.