I have a confession: I crave for a balance healthy lifestyle.
From time to time, I’m binge scrolling on Facebook to stay in touch with my friends who have the amazing idea to live in different time zones. However, from Melbourne to Mexico, let’s say it takes a little stretch to catch them all at once.
As a consequence, I often end up in Hygge groups & read some questions . It would take ages to sum them all. But, let’s say most people are tied to such a misconception of what Hygge is.
They genuinely ask for help and guidance to find the perfect hygge labeled color palette for their walls, or they want to know why Hygge is to tied to hot cocoa and cupcakes…
Needless to mention the “Hygge is so unhealthy, I don’t want to overindulge all year long”
This one really breaks my heart cos it brings back so many awful memories from the time I’ve been bullied for being chubby.
Guess what, there’s nothing far away from truth to believe that Hygge is NOT a healthy lifestyle.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Let me share 3 reasons with you.
That’s why, in this week’s episode, I’ll discuss why:
- the Danish way of lifestyle should inspire every Western country
- being active as a Danish citizen is like a second nature
- it’s way more than just hot cocoa & double chocolate chip
The best is yet to come.
👉🏻 Hygge is a whole healthy lifestyle that encapsulates not only what you put on your wall, but also what you do, feel, believe, and eat on a daily basis.
In short, Hygge is made to create comfort and this comfort zone creates confidence. It’s a solid basis to have a healthy attitude, a healthy lifestyle and to be a role model.
I’d love to know your biggest aha moment from this week’s episode. Use the comment section below to let me know.
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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 hyper ventilate. nor to worry. I got your back. 😉
👉🏻 However, 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.
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. 💕
More importantly, it’s a whole guide to craft a cosiness-based way of life for you AND your family based on:
🌟 and uniqueness,
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?
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 I mean absolutely without the shadow of a doubt.
In the same vein, Hygge is more than just a list of things to do or have. It’s NOT a decor (see below for more infos).
🌷 quiet/ introvert? chances are you’re already living a cosiness-based lifestyle (Hygge) without even knowing it. Consequently, you can model what you’re already good at to enjoy that cosy, comfy, and homey feelings 24/7.
🌷 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.
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. (To 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 make it applicable or to follow through day in and day out.
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.
As a result, 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.
In other words, Hygge (cosiness-based lifestyle) is not stuck in Fall & Winter nor is a home decor.
If you want a decor, ask a professional to set up a stage… But, you won’t feel better in a snap because you have a fireplace and tonnes of fairy lights.
In short, 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.
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