No Idea Whatsoever About What Hygge Is?
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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 $$$ to revamp your living room so it looks like a country living magazine cover… and you can show off on Instagram. Hygge is NOT a popularity contest. There’s no mandatory list of items to buy.
You can live Hygge in a moroccan house, a contemporary penthouse, a cottage close to the sea, a tiny house, a small apartment that looks like a boudoir, or a fancy super modern house. Hygge is what you made out of it.
Eh… you’re done with the introduction.
If you want to dive deeper:
– request your invitation for #TheHyggeLounge HERE
– check our workbook to craft a cosiness-based way of life for your family in 7 days HERE
– download our 108 Done for You ideas to practice Hygge as a family (when you have no time for brainstorm) HERE
Today I’m talking about 3 tips to know if you’re due for a Home Staging revamp before you spent $$$
You’re bored by your interior and you’re almost ready to spend your money on:
- new furniture?
- new paintings?
- new decor?
- or worse you’d like to throw away all your belongings?
Ok, before reaching the limit of your credit cards with brand news items, let’s see if that’s really what you need. Chances are you just need some tips to revamp your interior and feel like you’re in a brand new place… Here where home staging enters in your life.
Special mention if you’re in love with Marie Kondo’s method.
Unless, your interior is cluttered with dozens of useless articles from compulsive buying tendency or informercials binge watching… Chances are you don’t really need to toss your beloved plants because they don’t answer you “Yes, I spark you joy”.
It’s OK NOT to follow a trend like a sheep. Do and love what works for you, NOT what everyone is trying to push you to do. Marie Kondo is NOT the only way of feeling happy at home. It may be your way but it’s definitely NOT the only one.
If you’re anything like me (with a teeny zest of creativity), you may have a huge amount of items to draw, sew, knit, scrap book and more… Who cares?? If that’s how you want to live, go for it and don’t be sorry for NOT fitting into the Kondo’s mould.
I’ve read the books and watched the show. Her method may be awesome for some of you but not for all of you. Be wise (so you won’t end up like some of my friends who tossed everything 3 months ago and, now, they’re buying like crazy because they feel so “empty”).
In this Home Staging episode, I’ll discuss:
- Take an honest hard look at the situation
- Make a blueprint of each room you’d like to revamp
- And, now? What you can do to start your new project
Take your time,
Buy what’s necessary first then keep an eye on your account so you’re not reaching your credit limit for trendy, useless, boring new items you’ll toss in 2 months.
Home Staging is more about rearranging what you have to get the most out of them without spending money all over the place.
You’re close to begin a Home Staging Pro? The best is yet to come.
I’d love to hear from you:
Are you more a DIY type to customize your interior? Or do you prefer to let a professional take over?
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