Hygge is not something you can buy or something you can just simply get hold off somewhere. It is a Danish concept of living that we should all adopt rather quickly.
The Danish say that this phenomenon is the secret behind being happy. It is actually one of the most used and most popular words in the Danish language. In English, we could compare hygge to the word „chill“. But what exactly does it mean?
It is the art of making your life cozy and happy. Do you know those moments in your life, when you feel relieved and you can finally catch a breath? For example when Friday night finally rolls in and you can pour yourself a glass of good wine or you sit down for a tasty dinner with your family? That is exactly what hygge is. Small things that make us happy. In Denmark, for example, when you catch a cold, the doctor will give you a prescription for “tea and hygge”.
In Denmark, the doctor will give you a prescription for “tea and hygge”
The feeling you get when…where else can you find hygge?
♥ the feeling you get when you put on thick warm socks after a long day
♥ the feeling you get when you enjoy a steaming bath
♥ the feeling you get when you light up a candle
♥ the feeling you get after a meditation session
♥ the feeling you get when sipping a glass of quality red wine
♥ the feeling you get when sipping warm tea
♥ the feeling you get when sun rays hit your face
♥ the feeling you get when you hug someone
♥ the feeling you get when you smell your favorite flowers
how to attract hygge?
Hygge is not something you can passively wait for; you have to actively pursue it. What is great about it is that almost anything can be turned into hygge. Do you have to clean? Put on some music that gets you moving and makes you smile. Are you unhappy at work? Make your workspace cozier – buy some fresh flowers and new stylish notebook.
Winter is actually the best season for the hygge concept. It means thick woolen socks, turmeric golden milk, candles, warm fireplace and blankets. At this time we also generally tend to distance ourselves from the outside world and rather search for cozy and laid back atmosphere. Hygge can be reached when you are alone or with your closest ones or with friends. It is enjoying being surrounded by close people, eating and drinking.
So I am off to put on my thick warm socks, make myself a cup of warm tea and you should not forget to enjoy your next hot steaming bath and light up a candle. Viva Hygge!