Apologies if you're suffering in this heatwave and it's just too hot to be in the kitchen. Maybe you should just skip this one or buy a cake and just sit somewhere cool and enjoy it.
For those of you who can stand the heat of the kitchen - literally - baking is a great way to unwind. The methodical preparation is somewhat soothing and kneading and whisking can help get rid of some tension. It's an absorbing activity that helps push worries out of your mind for a while. There's also the excitement and anticipation and, of course. the pleasure of a homemade treat at the end.
Enjoy the process and enjoy the result!
If you want to read more, here's a couple of interesting articles on baking and mental health.
Can Baking Improve Mental Health?
Piece of Cake - Baking for Mental Health
And if you need some recipe inspiration, far too many of my Pinterest boards are about food!