Cooking at home is a sensory activity. As you get your meal closer to completion, the repetitive actions of chopping vegetables, simmering broth, and aromas that fill the kitchen are just satisfying.
Cooking is a form of rehabilitation. Cooking at home or in other places is important for your mental health because it requires patience, mindfulness, creative expression, communication, and self-esteem building to feel good about providing for one's family or other loved ones.
When you prepare meals for yourself or other people, you can experiment in the kitchen and learn new recipes, which gives you a sense of success. Cooking promotes interpersonal interaction, skill development, health, and organisation.