If you really want to get cozy this winter, you might want to incorporate some hygge into your life!
It is safe to say that 2020 was the year we spent the most at home. In fact, about every daily activity – work, school, gym, etc.- had to be reimagined and adapted to our new normality. It was hard and overwhelming at times, but now more than ever we need to turn our four walls into our safe happy place. How can we do that? The answer lies in a funny Danish word that is becoming more and more popular, and a concept many people live by: Hygge.
Hygge (hoo-ga) – we can hear you pronouncing it over and over out loud! – focuses on comfort, well-being and finding happiness in the little things. Though there is no literal translation of the word in English, it’s not about the way you spell it or pronounce it, what matters the most is the way it makes you feel. This art of living is all about creating a certain atmosphere and experience. Think of warmth, loving yourself and feeling at home as your new mantra.
To draw a picture of how hygge looks like in real life, imagine a snowy night, being wrapped up in a fluffy blanket on the sofa, sipping on hot chocolate, the reassuring tickling sound of the chimney in the background and not to mention your favourite movie to top it all off. . As we’ll see together, hygge can be tasted, heard, smelled, touched, and even seen, but most importantly, it needs to be felt.
So heat up the kettle, put on a warm jumper and read these 5 easy ways to implement Hygge into your life.