21 amazing winter activities

No Idea Whatsoever About What Hygge Is?

Don’t worry. I got your back. 😉

If you’re already a Hygge fan, just skip this part and start enjoying today’s blog post.

Still with me?

Ok.. awesome. Time to have fun.

What’s Hygge?

It’s a feeling you can’t buy of safety, warmth, peace, calm, contentment, and everything in between.

Based on cosiness, togetherness, and uniqueness, it’s a whole guide to craft a cosiness-based way of life for you AND your family.

To me, Hygge is like a roadmap to enjoy simple pleasure, slow down, unplug, and eventually becoming unapologetically yourself.

How can I learn more about it?

1/ Read the reviews I made at  How The Hygge Book helps me to love my own quirks

2/ Request a special invitation for #TheHyggeLounge at https://www.thehyggeplanner.com/newsletter

3/ Buy Meik Weiking’s book by clicking here (Where you’re buying from this link Amazon will give a percentage to WWF on your behalf. I’m not owning a penny nor a compensation by any means) 

How do you pronounce it?

Truth is, no one cares how you pronounce it as long as you can experience it day in and day out.

That said, it’s commonly admitted to be [HOO-GA] .

Keep it simple and don’t over complicate the process.

If you don’t get it the first time, no big deal.

Is there a Hygge lifestyle?

YES!! and I mean absolutely without the shadow of a doubt.

Hygge is more than just a list of things to do or have. It’s NOT a decor (see below for more infos).

If you’re quiet/ introvert, chances are you’re already living a Hygge lifestyle without even knowing it. Now, you can model what you’re already good at to enjoy that cosy, comfy, and homey feelings 24/7.

If you’re totally new and you’d love to implement that simple, decluttered, down to earth, eco friendly, and comfy way of living for your family, that’s totally doable.

Truth it, it’s WHY I created this entire site: to provide you the tools, the resources, and the inspiration to turn your life into a cosiness-based living without adding stress. (To get a weekly dose of cosiness-based pep talk, join #TheHyggeLounge HERE )

Where does it come from?

Hygge comes from Denmark (but the word itself comes for Norway). At some point in history, Norway and Denmark were one kingdom only.

For the records:

  the first mention of Hygge is circa 1840 (which means Hygge is everything but a fad trends)

– Denmark is ranking on the top 3 of the happiest countries in the world every singe year!

– the tax level in Denmark is one of the highest in the world. Yet, the citizens ARE full of happiness.

—> Who doesn’t want to model what the happiest people in the world are doing to be happy, content, and joyful day in and day out?  I know I do (so does my Great Grand Mother in her journals)

Is Hygge only a decor for Fall & Winter?

This is a common myth I HAVE to bust once and for all. Danish people don’t stop living 6 months of the year. They enjoy and practice Hygge ALL YEAR LONG.

They just adapt what they do and how they do it. It’s definitely easier to have a snow day in winter and it’s definitely easier to have a BBQ outside in the middle of Summer.

Hygge is not stuck in Fall & Winter nor is a home decor.

If you want a decor, ask a professional to set up a stage… You won’t feel better in a snap because you have a fireplace and tonnes of fairy lights.

If it was that simple, everyone would be happy and medication wouldn’t be needed to avoid anxiety.

(If you’re under medication, NEVER EVER stop without a professional help. Asking for help should be your #1 priority. There’s no shame nor guilt to seek for a better health, or a better mental clarity)

You don’t have to spend $$$ to revamp your living room so it looks like a country living magazine cover… and you can show off on Instagram. Hygge is NOT a popularity contest. There’s no mandatory list of items to buy.

You can live Hygge in a moroccan house, a contemporary penthouse, a cottage close to the sea, a tiny house, a small apartment that looks like a boudoir, or a fancy super modern house. Hygge is what you made out of it.

Eh… you’re done with the introduction.

If you want to dive deeper:

– request your invitation for #TheHyggeLounge HERE

– check our workbook to craft a cosiness-based way of life for your family in 7 days HERE

– download our 108 Done for You ideas to practice Hygge as a family (when you have no time for brainstorm) HERE

In Today’s blog, I’m sharing my favourite Hygge Activities for Winter!

What a year… Just unbelievable and totally amazing. I really hope you’ve had a fantastic and hygge year. No matter what you’ve accomplished, you’ve done your best, and you’re still trying to move forward. THIS is the sign of the braves!

 

Before I (and my team) take some days off for Christmas and New Year Eve, I’d like to share some ideas with you about Winter. Yes, as odd as it seems, in the middle of all the Christmas rush, the season is changing.

So, welcome Winter! It is good to see you again. You were not obliged to come up with so many snows, but we love you no matter what… At least we’ll see more snowmen/ snowwomen outside. We love you enough to ask you to say goodbye in March (and not in May).

By the time I’m writing this blog post, the weather is way chiller. The temperature is under zero, and I never go out without my 3-meter scarf or a warm pair of gloves. You may see some freezing signs on your windows or on the trees…

The fog is welcoming you every morning while you are slowly sipping your hot coffee in a cute reindeer mug. (Yep, I can see it through the screen but, you know what.. I love those “not so ugly” mugs)

No matter how you count, the year is almost done and to be honest, it’s kind of a rush to handle every party/ Christmas tree/ gift wrapping without losing a piece of sanity. By the way, it’s still time to grab your copy of Hygge Holidays: The hygge inspired kit to enjoy Christmas & winter holidays by visiting this PAGE. Each time you buy the printed version, I’ll give you the complimentary access to the  PDF as a gift to thank you.  

Winter is also knocking on the door, and it’s absolutely perfect to dive deeper into the hygge mode… warmth, safety, cosiness, hominess, togetherness, quiet moment, meaningful memories…

That’s why we’re so so happy to share with you a list of 13 activities to enjoy during the coldest season of the year (if you download our freebie, you won’t get 13 activities but 21…)

Ready? Awesome…

 

#1 (Re)read your favourite book

—> if you need inspiration, you can find our books selection from Pinterest HERE 

#2 Make snowman/woman or even snow family

#3 Bake cookies with extra chocolate chips (or add some fudge chips as extra)

#4 Handwrite a letter to your penpal (or begin to write letter)

#5 Try collage/ scrapbooking to create memories from past season/ year

—> it should NOT be perfect, it should be YOU

#6 Spend a day at your private home spa

#7 Light candles & curl up in a blanket to draw/ read/ knit/ stitch

#8 Walk in the snow with a big scarf/ warm gloves

#9 Go through old photos/ films

#10 Host a game board evening

#11 Spend time outside breathing cold air

#12 Have a wormy  day (PJ’s all day, chocolate, hot cocoa, comfort food)

#13 Try a new soup recipe

—> and host a soup contest 

# 14 Change your home decoration

#15 Dry orange slices

# 16 Sew, crochet, knit, stitch

# 17 Try to do a gingerbread

# 18 Host a cookie swap with friends/ neighbours

# 19 Volunteering

# 20 Raise money for a charity/ Run for a charity

# 21 Find & try some comfort food: brioche/ sushi/ slow cooker

 

It’s time to wrap up!

Thanks a lot for all your kind message and kind comments all year long. It’s been a blessing to blog for you even if the starting point was a little hectic.

On behalf of the entire Hygge Planner Team, we’d like to thank you and to wish you the warmest and hyggelig Christmas ever. We are looking to meeting you next year with even more ideas/ more tips/ more opportunities to be unapologetically yourself.

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See you on our next Coffee Talk! Until then, keep it hygge!

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