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
Reading The Little Book of Hygge is on my To-Do List EVERY September–> probably cos reading is my Go-To way to relax.
It’s like going on vacation without the need to pack up your stuff, worry about the flight security, lifting your luggage from home to a train to the airport… needless to mention the time it takes to take off… flight… land… get your luggage back/ be cleared by the customs (etc…).
On the other side, you’ve got the comfort of your home. A wonderful comfy armchair, maybe the sun going through a window, and hopefully a cup of your best beverage near you. An island of calm in the midst of a chaotic life where you always show up when there’s something to fix, to heal or to manage.
This is your well deserved Me Time for your commitment and your dedication 24/7 for your family/ community/ local volunteering.–> Trust me on that! Borrow the Little Book of Hygge at your local library (or invest a couple of bucks in the Kindle version) and you’ll thank me later
That’s why I wanted to share with you some books I enjoyed (recently or not by the way). And, drums rolling, let’s start with THE book that changed my life/ my career/ & helped me to shift my mindset & manage my anxiety.
Let’s dive into my 3 nuggets of knowledge from The Little Book of Hygge written by Meik Wiking
- The big Aha moment I had as a shameful introvert
- The nitty gritty of a more than a word but a glimpse on a culture
- The golden mine of ideas to start
The best is yet to come.
When it comes to discovering Hygge, one of the easiest way remains going back to the primary source. In that case, The Little Book of Hygge is one of the most resourceful, easy to read book you can find.
Bonus point, it’s written by the head of the happiness research institute who has studied, systematized, and shared his knowledge about Hygge in a convenient book.
If you want to discover more about this book, take a look at my blog post called “How the hygge book helps me to love my quirks” (URL is in the note https://thehyggeplanner.com/hygge-book/)
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Update September 2019: Meik Wiking, the author of the Little Book of Hygge is about to release a new book about the art of making memories. In his manifesto, Meik Wiking introduces his book as the arch-enemy of the KonMari Method (which is definitely a reason to buy the book and read it).
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