Don't cook because you need to eat. Don't cook because someone said you should. Don't cook because you have to.
Cook to be happy. Cook to be a bigger person. Cook to create. Cook to provide support for those around you. Cook to create a life time of happy family memories.
Cooking for someone is one of the most intimate things you can do for them and also one of the most mood altering things.
For me, creating order is pleasurable. Being organized in the kitchen is sort of a meditative thing. Be clean. Feel good.
Bleach your boards
It's a good habit to soak your cutting boards in bleach water once every week or two. I haul them up to my laundry room because I have a sink large enough to accommodate the lot. Pour a sink of warm water. Add a cup of bleach. Add your cutting boards and soak for an hour. Drain and rinse well. Dry them and return them to use. Keeps the white ones white and the wood ones light and bright.
Remember to stay clean.