Homemaking is about more than just cleaning a house. It’s about making a home where the people who live there feel warm, loved, and safe to be themselves.- Melissa Ringstaff,
That sounds like a great goal as 2021 continues, doesn’t it?
As a homemaker, how can you make your home a space where you and your family all feel warm and cozy, deeply loved, and totally free to be themselves?
How can you offer similar grace to those who will come for a visit this year? How can you make your 2021 home cozy?
What is Hygge Homemaking?
Cozy Comfort: On the one hand, hygge homemaking is easy to think of in terms of physical comfort. Creating a home for your family that makes them feel welcome, cozy and comfortable. The use of lighting, soft fabric, fluffy pillows and more to create just the right effect.
Warm and Soothing: Hygge Homemaking is also about emotional comfort. Creating a space for your family wherein your family feels loved, supported, heard and comforted when life is cruel to them.
It’s creating a soft place to land, where everyone feels free to be exactly who they are and knows deep down that what they will receive in response is love and acceptance. It is often the only place that can offer that kind of guarantee.
Sometimes I like to walk through the house and hold each room in my thoughts, like a prayer walk or blessing session for the family. This I do alone, and often silently unless the rest of the family are out of the building. It’s a way of centring myself in the house, and investing it with love.
Watch the video for several ways to add hygge to your home this winter...
Hygge Home Intentions
What does your home need?
Take a moment to think about your home, as it is right now. Are there any tweaks needed so that it can better nurture and support your family this year?
And are there any ideas from the hygge at home video you want to make use of in your home?
Speaking of nurture and support, hygge homemakers need it, too. I encourage you to begin each day with a hygge slow morning ritual designed just for you.
I like to light a candle or two, even before I have my quiet time, and just take a few moments to be silent and connect with my home.
I re-commit to it, thank it for providing a safe place for us to land, and think about what it might need that day that isn’t already on the agenda.
And I think of each task I do for my home and family as an act of love, which elevates it and connects it with my heart. I also move through those tasks at a slower pace, so they aren’t stressful and I can do them mindfully.
How might you make your homemaking a more hygge and mindful experience?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.