The nitty gritty definition of Cosiness: The Hygge Planner Show

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Episode 40: Satisfying Hygge Ideas For Beginners

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.

What’s Hygge?

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

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

“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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Episode 40: Satisfying Hygge Ideas For Beginners

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