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.
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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
Hygge at Home? Dream or reality?
Spoiler… It’s a reality and it doesn’t take any overhyped trendy ideas like fairy lights everywhere or waiting for September to set up the Hygge decor (I’d love to know when it the flamingo decor?).
Like in your life, having a Hygge atmosphere (aka creating a welcoming atmosphere where people feel at ease and happy to hang out) is NOT a matter of piling up fake decor with a Hygge stamps…. Nor jumping into the KonMari method because she’s capable to make you feel guilty for having 5 books instead of one.
Keep reading to learn why creating a sense of Hygge at home is more than a wish for me but a real need.
When I was 9, I lost everything because of a sudden tornado.
My house collapsed and every tiny thing/ toy/ piece of clothes I had was spread all over the garden. I can picture the scene like it was yesterday. My school bag was on the floor, wide open and a firefighter who was rushing to secure the place walked on my colour pencils.
This cracking sounds still give me shivers and tears. During weeks after that event, I walked in my sleep to the point I had to be lockdown in my room. I wanted to escape from the room with my teddy bear and one book. It let me afraid, broken, and profoundly wounded.
As I grew up, I instinctively turned every place I rent or own as a real life comfort zone with super private places where I recharge alone for hours.
When Hygge popped as a full way of life, I saw it as THE concept I was looking for to encapsulate what I was naturally doing for 25+ years.
Creating a Hygge atmosphere at home is easier than you think.
Let me share with you my 3 best tips so you can start revamping your living room or save some space for a hygge nook.
In this week’s episode about Hygge at Home, I’ll discuss:
- Hygge is a feeling to create not to buy
- What Hygge is NOT as a interior design style
- Why Hygge as a calming effect on you
The best is yet to come.
Having a hyggelig home is not about following a mandatory to do list. It’s more about finding what suits your personality, what brings you happiness, what your family may enjoy.
And yes, it may change as time passes… Your kids may grow. you taste may evolve. you may move to a different place or downsize your life…. Who cares. Hygge is something you wear inside you and you let it shine by decorating your home to mirror what hygge means to you.
When you know exactly what Hygge represents to you, what kind of Hygge essentials you truly enjoy and how to practice it….. you’re on your way to create a comfort zone where you’re confident to be unapologetically yourself.
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