"Crackling wood in a fiery hearth paired with a hot cup of tea, a knit blanket, and a gathering of good friends. Sounds like the final scene in a Christmas movie, right? The Danes insist that hygge is a way to live all year long, but most of the elements and images that are associated with the movement seem pretty wintry to us. So we’ve put together this guide to embracing a hygge life even when the sun is shining bright." ~ Laurel & Wolf
In the article I quoted above, Sarah Beaumont suggests several ways to practice hygge in the spring that I think are great ideas. One is deep spring cleaning and to that I would add, decluttering. In the midst of winter, things can pile up with no one caring enough to do much about it.
But during the transition to spring, it's important to lighten up. Fabrics, color, and the load of "don't needs" that has accumulated. The feeling of lightness that will result will reward you many times over and feel good every time you are in the decluttered area.
So, that's the unlovely part of creating a hyggelig spring, but below are a couple of fun ideas you may want to do this month and next, and can take into summer as well.
Have a Weekly Cozy Reading Night
Though Lauren seems to only do one cozy reading night a month, I think weekly would be more fun. Go to your hyggekrog (your go-to hygge comfort room or spot) & settle in with a pot of tea, and a great book to read.
Or you could choose more than one. A novel you've started already, a magazine you've been meaning to get to or anything you've wanted to read without interruption.
Light a candle, play some delightful music and have a great evening!
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