Relaxation comes in different forms for different people. Personally, I find prepping for the week ahead very relaxing. Since I’m going back to the office today after some time working from home, yesterday morning was all about making food for the week and getting ready for my first workweek away from home.
I had become spoiled by not having to plan and pack lunches, opting instead to just walk into the kitchen and make something. I could throw a load of laundry into wash in the morning before work and put it away at lunchtime.
Since visiting the lunch room at work isn’t something I’m willing to do, I made pasta salad to go with a nice veggie tray or spinach salad.
I also made some chocolate chocolate chip zucchini bread to slice for the freezer, homemade granola and a mess of beans.
A veggie plate and fruit tray for the fridge encourage me to nibble on healthy snacks.
The two loaves of chocolate chocolate chip zucchini bread didn’t rise well but taste amazing. They have already been sliced and frozen for later.
In all, it was a productive morning and it felt good to make some things. It’s especially rewarding to make things that can be appreciate later. It’s probably odd that I relax while doing work but it really does feel good!