The nitty gritty definition of Cosiness: The Hygge Planner Show

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Episode 7: Why Cosiness is the new self-care

Cosiness as the new self care

Confession time, I’m far away from being a role model when it comes to taking care of my self. 

I can devote hundreds of hours, days, and weeks to comfort a friend, to take care of my Mom after surgeries, to be there for people who need me… Yet, when it comes to me, I often believe that self care is mostly selfish and a waste of time. 

For years, I’ve been teased and bullied as the “selfish cold” girl who only deserves to suffer so people around would be happy. On top of that, I’m not the typical girl type… make up, fancy clothes, shoes, and mani-pedi are definitely NOT on the first third of my To Do Lists. 

Truth to be told, it’s more like… “Ok.. I got that stuff in my bathroom closet maybe I should use them before they go to the trash bin”.

You’ll never find me spending hours for a brushing, or painted to try new skincare products, or being excited to scrub myself before a bubble bath.. or whatever I’m supposed to do to fit in the girly stereotype. 

As a consequence, taking care of myself is often  reduces to its bare minimum…

It’s like meditation, I’ve tried it for ages… used dozens of apps, downloaded guided meditation from fancy gurus out there… and at the end of the 20 min, my blood pressure reaches the sky and I’m near to bite everyone around me.  

In this “cosiness & self care” episode, I’ll discuss:

  • Why self care makes me cringe every time 
  • How to create your own bubble of cosiness in no time
  • Why Hygge is accessible to anyone 

 

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No Idea Whatsoever About What Hygge Is?

 

Therefore, you’ve got no clue about this Danish way of life and, maybe, you’ve never even heard about that Danish word.

No need to hyperventilate. nor to worry. I got your back. 😉

👉🏻 However, if you’re already a Hygge fan, just skip this part and enjoy today’s blog post.

 

Still with me?

 

Ok.. awesome. Time to have fun.

 

What’s Hygge?

 

Let’s try to clarify the word first.

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

It’s a whole guide to craft a cosiness-based way of life for you AND your family based on:

🌟 cosiness,

🌟togetherness,

🌟 and uniqueness,

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

 

Want to learn more about it?

 

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

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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 don’t earn a penny nor a compensation by any means) 

 

How do you pronounce it?

 

That’s certainly something you’d like to wrap your head around (at least at some point).

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

👉🏻 In short, 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 without the shadow of a doubt.

Likewise, Hygge is more than just a list of things to do & NOT a decor.

🌷 quiet/ introvert? chances are you’re already living a cosiness-based lifestyle (Hygge) without even knowing it. You can model what you’re already good at enjoying that cosy, comfy, and homey feelings 24/7.

🌷 Newbie? and you’d love to implement that simple, decluttered, down to earth, ecofriendly, and comfy way of living for your family, that’s doable.

In short, 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. (Get a weekly dose of cosiness-based pep talk, join #TheHyggeLounge HERE)

🌟 It’s one thing to know what to do... However, it’s a whole new rodeo to apply or to follow through day in and day out. 

 

Where does Hygge come 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 single 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 swear I do (so does my Great Grand Mother in her journals)

 

Is this only a decor for Fall & Winter?

 

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

As a result, they just adapt what they do. It’s easier to build a snowman in winter and it’s easier to hang out outside in the middle of Summer.

In other words, Hygge (cosiness-based lifestyle) works not only Fall & Winter but also in Spring and Summer.

Want a decor?  Ask a professional to set up a stage… But, you won’t get better in a snap because you own a fireplace and tonnes of fairy lights.

To sum up, if beating anxiety or winter blues was that simple, everyone would be happy and you wouldn‘t need a medication to avoid anxiety.

(Under medication? NEVER EVER stop without a professional help. Asking for help should be your #1 priority. No shame nor guilt to seek for a better health, or a better mental clarity)

Why would you spend $$$ to revamp your living room to look like a country living magazine cover? Want to show off on Instagram?

Having a cosiness-based lifestyle is NOT a popularity contest. No mandatory list of items to buy.

The fact is, Hygge happens 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.

 

Eh… you’re done with the introduction.

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