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.
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:
🌟 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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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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- download our 108 Done for You ideas to practice Hygge as a family (when there’s no free time for brainstorm) HERE
“Where am I supposed to find satisfying Hygge ideas for beginners?”
aka ” I’ve read the books and done the research, now what the next step to start Hygge?”
Ok, bear with me for a moment. First, it’s OK to be a beginner. It’s OK to say that you’re not perfect and you don’t have all the answers to every question around.
Truth to be told, I LOVE being a beginner cos it triggers my natural curiosity to learn more, to discover something new, to expand my comfort zone.
–> But there’s a trick. When you start learning something new, you have to accept that there’s a learning curve (sometimes it’s a quick & funny one… sometimes it’s more challenging but still rewarding)
There’s always a learning curve before you stick to a new skill/ habit/ talent.
Unless you’re a natural genius with a super brain (which I’m sure you are), no one can go from total newbie to absolute expert in a blink of an eye.
Whether it’s making strawberry jam, knitting, writing, dancing, even driving takes practice…. practising a Hygge lifestyle.
Same goes with Hygge.
Before it becomes a second nature like breathing or brushing your teeth, you may go through some levels…. Yes, exactly like in a quest but there’s no big ugly boss to kill with mashed bananas at the end.
Hygge is an all inclusive/ all in one package. You take it or you leave it.
That said when you’re in front of this package, you can choose which path is best for you (front inside out or from outside in)
But that’s something I’ll tell you more about when I’ll be releasing my roadmap to Hygge (you can download it for FREE when you join the waiting list for Hygge Made Simple©: the beginner’s course to introduce and incorporate Hygge when you’re busy and you’ve got a tight budget). Get yours HERE
For now, let’s see what are the steps you need to go through to begin your Hygge journey.
In this episode, I’m talking about how to start living Hygge (but more importantly how to stick with this healthy habit)
I’ll discuss only 2 out of the 3 steps so you’ll get a better overview of what Hygge as a habit is:
- Step 1: The Discovery of Hygge (if you answer “of witches” I’ll know you’re a smart reader of Deborah Harkness’s books)
- Step 2: The Practice of Hygge
Hygge is not a new layer on top of your endless To Do List. It’s a gentle way to declutter what pollutes you through choosing what’s important to you: showing off or showing up.
Having a cosiness-based lifestyle (Hygge) won’t probably help you to simplify your life (per se) BUT as you embrace/ understand/ practise Hygge, you naturally make decisions that will drastically simplify the way you live.
You can add some Hygge sparkles here and there in your week to test the water.
Practice will strengthen your comfort zone which means, you’ll feel more and more confident in your own ability to be a role model for your kids… to be a better spouse, a serene friend, a calm colleague.
Ready to start Hygge? The best is yet to come.
Hygge takes practice period.
You can practice alone and learn from your trial and errors (which totally acceptable) if you’re not at ease with joining a community or you can consider to join Hygge Made Simple© where you’ll get the tools and the resources to test the water, and turn the idea of Hygge into a real life habit. (first launch on May 2019 with best affordable price ever)
Depending on when you’ll be reading this blog post, Hygge Made Simple© may be sold out, so I encourage you to join the waiting list so you’ll be notified when the next launch will occur
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