According to science, you should not immediately jump to your bed if you are having a bad day. Preferably, vent out your stress by getting a cookbook and practice your cooking skills. Believe it or not, there are plethora of emotional benefits that you can get from cooking.
It is Heavily Promoted
In fact, there are various programs worldwide that are helping people who have mood issues and other problems to get into the kitchen as treatment.
This is otherwise called as therapeutic cooking.
Good news, you can imitate the same activities in your house by investing a bit of effort and throwing in some ingredients.
Practice is still Needed
Obviously, similar to exercise, simply because cooking could help in boosting your mental health, it does not automatically mean that it is an easy feat. There are mood disorders similar to depression that is capable of lowering your appetite and energy levels which makes it challenging to persuade yourself to cook.
If you do believe that this can be helpful on improving your mood but not entirely sure on where you should start, do not expect that you can instantly have a remarkable idea or good outcome on first try. Cooking skill does take practice and all good and experienced home cooks had years of kitchen time in refining their cooking techniques.