Now that I’ve moved into my own place and have to cook my own food every day, I’m finding it pretty hard; with stress building and work piling up, the last thing I want to do is cook. Sometimes I have days where I’m happy to do it and actually enjoy it, but then there are times where I’m tempted to skip eating because I don’t want to cook, or times where I just look at the oven for ages without moving to actually make something. Things can be like that sometimes, and I’m starting to prepare for those times a little bit more now. Here’s how I’m doing that!
Foods like rice and noodles, but more so rice, are super filling! You can get bags of microwave rice in shops and they come in handy for when you don’t want to cook. You can get microwave noodles and cup noodles too, but rice is more substantial and filling.
Those are some things I’ve learnt over the past month. I’m sure there’s more that I’m missing but these are the ones that have really saved me. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. Please, if you’re struggling, reach out to someone. There will always be people there to help, even if it doesn’t feel like it.
Stay safe and look after yourself! You’ve got this.
YAY BULK COOKING! ~> also good to share cooking and eating with a friend. After I did an internship some other interns & I kept in touch and one who lived close by developed into a food friend: we had things in common but we really shared a need for motivation and company to cook & eat even when we didn't feel like eating but new we needed to since we both got high stress big dollar jobs after Uni/interning.
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