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.
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
Today, I’m talking about How to avoid September anxiety panic
Because, let’s face it. After a sunny (hopefully chilly) Summer, clock is ticking and September is showing up loud and clear.
In plain English, it means:
- getting back on track with tighter schedule
- squeezing kid’s football practice into afternoon
- making lunch boxes from Monday to Friday
- shrinking your Me Time to a void… (unfortunately)
For most Hygge lovers, it’s also the moment when you’re “allowed” to get your hygge back.
Truth is, Hygge is a feeling you can experience all year long and you don’t have to wait until a special season to embrace it. <– Ok, that’s another story. Take a look at this article or this one
September is also the moment when anxiety is showing up
It’s particularly true for quiet/ introvert Humans who need to spend more time alone to recharge than their extroverts counterparts.
Don’t get me wrong, extroverts are not better or worse than introverts. They, both, have a different way of dealing with human interactions.
This is a BONUS episode which means… you’ll get a longer version of the podcast. So seat comfortably and enjoy your cup of tea/ coffee. We’re starting right now.
- Why your quiet habits are helping you more than you think
- How I used ONE trick to keep my anxiety checked
- How to overcome intimidation & fear of failureThe difference between cosiness & laziness
The best is yet to come.
If you’re dreaming to take a day off (or two) by 10 AM when you’re having your third black coffee…
Or you’d love to pick up your kids after school with that calm and peaceful feeling of accomplishment….
Then, chances are the way you use your time is not supporting your lifestyle. But, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to waste weeks to test new tactics NOR to toss your beloved Erin Condren’s planner to feel calm & confident every day.
In fact, here’s how you can turn any planner/ BuJo you already own into a simple & effective overwhelm management tool (and, yep, it’s designed with the Danish way of life in mind so it’s packed with cosiness, hominess, & Hygge)
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