Before I dive into Morning Routine & my 2 cents about it…
-> 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.
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.
My so-called “Morning Routine”
A decision was the solution but which one?
Here comes the idea to implement a morning and/or an evening routine to my quiet life.
Wait? What? A routine… You’re kidding.
Why would I want to try that? (add a disgusting accentuation on “that” for a French bon gout) ?
1/ Your brain hits the PAUSE button effortlessly.
2/ It’s affordable
3/ You can take distance from other’s agenda
4/ You can prioritise what needs to be done urgently
5/ You can reinvent a way to take care of yourself (especially when you hate the cookie cutter approach)
6/ You are free to create what works for you
7/ It’s easier to balance between work and home
8/ You trigger positive effects in the brain
Ok, ok… you’re sweet. But is there a difference between a routine, a ritual, and a habit?
Honestly, it’s just a matter of perception to me. Yet, I can admit that there’re some slightly differences. To me:
What’s the difference between a cookie cutter routine and a hygge routine?
It’s like the difference between one size fits all clothings and Haute Couture… Both will cover your skin but only one will fit your body and be very flattering.
Here are my best tips to begin a Hygge Routine:
Cool, but I’ve got some questions…
A label is nothing more than what others think about you. You have the ability to get over it. You are NOT what they think! You are yourself and you’re ready to show what you’re capable of.
The only person who fails is the one who never tries!! You’re not one of those. You’re courageous and you can create something meaningful to you and your family. I trust you.
IT’S TIME TO WRAP UP!
Setting up a routine is one of the easiest, smartest, and effective first step to change our mindset (and to feel more confident about our own abilities). The truth is our mindset needs to recharge and to restore after a long day at work.
There are billions ways of reseting our soul yet, for all the quiet/introverts, staying at home, embracing simple pleasures are a MUST. This is what Hygge is all about (and so much more).
The Danish lifestyle (Hygge) is made to comfort your soul and to give you the resources to be unapologetically yourself. You don’t have to move to Denmark to enjoy it, nor to be a Dane to get all the benefits from it.
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Hi I'm Purdey.
Purdey Penrose – AKA “The Thought Provoking Tattoœd Scholar” is a writer, podcaster, & founder of Comfort Zone Rocks, an online community for Introverts to cultivate cosy slow lifestyle & turn it into unwavering confidence.
Penrose launched Comfort Zone Rocks in 2022 to help Introverts (re) discover the emotional, physical, spiritual benefits of embracing a cosy slow way of living- all while breaking free from the “name & shame” regularly associated with introversion.
Penrose is the author of COMFORT ZONE ROCKS, an anti self-help book about discovering the power of intuition, cosiness, and healthy boundaries and the host of THE HYGGE PLANNER SHOW, a bi-monthly podcast with more than 130 episodes and over 116000 downloads since 2019.
She can’t live without heavy metal, has to eat Swiss chocolate or else… and is probably somewhere doodling a way to mix two unrelated topics like sushi and tarot.