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.
And for more hygge lifestyle experience, click the link to go to this website's hygge lifestyle page.
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.