Improve Your Mood - Write Your Recipe For A Good Mood

Step 4: Adding measurements

All recipes specify quantities for every ingredient.

  • On your mind map you’re going to add quantities to your ingredients. To create your perfect recipe it’s worth spending a few minutes deciding what quantities you’d like for each ingredient

 

As this is a Recipe For a Good Mood, rather than a recipe for food, measurements don’t have to be standard. Though you can use traditional measures, you can also add more inventive indications of quantity. For example, a small amount of an ingredient could be described as a pinch, an echo, a thought, a moment.  Equally, a large amount of an ingredient could be described as a pound, a mountain, a shout, a deluge. You can also think of other ways we measure things, such as, time, space, height and distance.


Here is a list to get you started, but you’ll be able to think of lots of your own too.

 

pint                                   

quarter                                   

pound
ounce                                   

teaspoon                                

glass
cup                                      

drizzle                                    

pinch of
slice                                     

jar                                         

lick
echo                                    

mountain                                

tickle

cacophony                         

scattering                               

smattering
eyeful                                  

thought                                  

twinkle
suggestion of

wrinkle

beat

scrap

squeak

trace

ladle

shower of

blink

breath

fan

gaggle

whisker

chorus

trunk

particle

rattle
cube
scribble

scratch

 

For example:

A sprinkle of tranquil summer

 

Once you have added quantities to all your ingredients you are ready to move to Step 4.

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