It must be emphasized that hygge entails commitment to the present moment and a readiness to set distractions aside.
The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment
Ideally, hygge provides a distraction from our problems and charms the present moment for a while.
But as the author points out, it also can strengthen our sense of belonging and connection, long-term. It gives us a way to spend time with our families and to show our loved ones that we care about them.
In fact, it’s the best way to anchor their experience of, their identity and their connection to home and family, without words, in my opinion.
Or, I should say, in addition to the words you use.
Hygge is strongly associated with our sense of home - both the pleasure of being in a safe and welcoming environment and the serenity of being at home within ourselves. It describes an idealized feeling of being at home & meets our desire to create a cozy, safe environment that resonates with our inner lives. - The Book of Hygge,
She goes on to describe hygge as a felt experience of sanctuary. And in my opinion, she is unique in the emotional way she talks about hygge.
It mirrors the way I see and experience hygge, going far deeper than comfy pillows, or even warm experiences of togetherness with family and friends. And though I have read a lot of books about hygge, I don't see other authors do that in their writing.
If you have the sense that might be the way you would experience hygge, too. As a felt sense of sanctuary. As maybe even a spiritual practice.
Then, I recommend this book.
Go get it now. It might really help as you continue to navigate this pandemic experience.
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See you tomorrow.
Hygge is a mindset—a series of lifestyle choices, practicing deliberate moments of cozy comfort to improve your overall contentment and well-being. There’s no one right way to hygge, but you’ll know you’re doing it right when you feel relaxed, unhurried, cozy, and cared for. - How to Find Daily Moments of Sanctuary
If you're reading this, I'm betting it's because you want to create a more cozy, happier, hygge lifestyle. Enjoying moments of simple pleasure is more important than ever with all the radical changes our world has experienced and a new normal that seems to keep reinventing itself.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find ways to create the happy moments during your days that will become happy memories by nightfall, and the hygge times of togetherness with those you love that will sustain you as all our lives continue to change. Whether you do so in person or not.
Have a look at what we'll explore in this guide, and then we will take a closer look at exactly what hygge is, what a hygge lifestyle is and how you can dive right in to creating one.
Hygge Lifestyle Content
What is Hygge?
Creating a Hygge Lifestyle (Video)
Hygge Morning Routines
Affirmations for a Cozy Morning Routine (Video)
10-Minute Morning Routines...
-Self Care Ritual
Afternoon Tea at Home
Hygge Evening Routines
-Self Care Sunday
Hygge Home Decor Ideas
Hygge Home Meditation
What is Hygge?
Hygge is an intended focus on creating warmth and coziness, both through what you do and what you place into your environment. It is an emphasis on doing all the comforting things you enjoy, and it’s a way to enhance those moments so that they are even sweeter.
So if you love to read, hygge plumps the pillow on the chair you’re sitting in, brings you a cup of tea, lights a candle nearby in your favorite scent and hangs your favorite throw over the back of your chair in case you get cold.
If you love spending time with your friends, hygge invites them over for game night, but tells them to come in time for nachos & beer first, and promises dessert after the games are over so your friends will stay longer and you’ll have an even better time.
Then, it adds cozy atmosphere in the room where everyone will be by keeping a fire lit so they’ll want to stay inside where it’s so warm and cozy, rather than leaving to face the cold.
Hygge is like a cozy best friend!
Simply put, according to the dictionary, it’s “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).”
Now that you getting a feel for what hygge is, can you imagine what it might feel like to build a lifestyle around that kind of coziness? Though a hygge lifestyle doesn't create perfection, it certainly cushions the landing and gives us a soft place to fall from life's inevitable blows.
So let's take a look at how you can create a hygge lifestyle...
How to Create a
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