Finding balance doesn’t always have to be intentional, chefs. It can also come from things you do anyway – a joke shared with your team, five minutes of quiet before service starts, stepping away for a few seconds from a task that needs intense concentration.
Those small things help us diffuse stress and they also refresh us, even if they last just for a moment. We just need to be open to those moments whenever they arise. And I know that’s not easy – especially during a busy shift!