“Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey” (The Little Book of Hygge). Denmark is also known as one of the happiest countries in the world. Why? Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga)
This month, I am on the journey of hyggestund – A moment of hygge- ‘well-being’ and happiness. I plan on incorporating the 10 ideas of hygge in my life this month as I pursue a month of gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, I plan on finding the happy. First, I must get my environment and mindset ready for a month of COZY!
turn down the lights
use natural lighting (fireplace, windows, let the natural light in)
Use dim lighting (candles, lamps)
meditation of mindfulness
turning off my phone alarms
3. Be kind to yourself- give yourself a treat and give yourself a break
4. ‘We’ over ‘me’
Sharing tasks – cooking, laundry, cleaning
show it to your tribe, co-workers, challengers, and self
say ‘Thank you’
find your Sparkle
Do everything with Passion
End the fighting within yourself
leave the negative, the drama, and the hostility
Focus on your village, your tribe
Find time to build relationships, connect, and be together
10. Nook- hyggekrog
So, my plan is to spend time outdoors gardening, hanging-out with my village, evenings with my family, Sundays working together on chores, and reading in my nook. I plan to Continue my yoga practice.
I am also going to start a macramé wall art project and prepare for an evening with my friends- outdoor fire, BBQ, TREATS, and being together.
All of this in the hopes to bring together all of my favorite things into 1 month of gratitude, well being, and HYGGE!
I hope you follow me on my journey this month. Please send me pictures of your HYGGE on Instagram.