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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Need a little push to brainstorm Winter Ideas that involve Hygge?
I got your back. I know you’ve got a tonne of things to manage in this super busy period… from gifts finding and gifts wrapping.. to cleaning the house between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Winter is turning you on a home organizer/ event planner/ best hostess… but without a lot of time to slow down and find ideas that would delight your entire family.
Winter may be the peak of Hygge for most Western countries…
Just think about it for a second, it seems more natural to spend more time indoor during Winter, to cuddle in warm blanket, to slow down while drinking a hot cocoa, and to spend more time together around a game board on a Friday evening.
Raise your hand 🙋🏻♀️ if these winter ideas are already making you feel warm & cosy (just by reading them)? I know… I know… keep reading.
(Just for the record, in Spring, you can have the same Hygge feeling by spending more time outdoor, starting a small flower garden, testing new homemade juice, cooking a batch of fresh bread for the brunch wit your BFF and her daughter). Ok… you get my drift.
Having a warm inviting interior often rhymes with spending a lot in furniture, decoration, accessories, and much more… Well that’s what most interior decor magazines will repeat you over and over and over…
Did I mention that it’s a trick you’re too smart to fall into? Ok, just in case, stop listening the people who constantly tell how your interior would be if… or how your bedroom could be better if…
I don’t have an extensive budget and I’ve learned from a very early age to be creative and get the most out of my money. That’s why 👇🏻
Today I’m talking about 3 evergreen ideas for Hygge during Winter
- The healthiest & cheapest way to have a wonderful scent at home (seriously it’s not even pennies)
- The simplest way to go green without spending $$$$ on expensive plants
- The smartest way to have a new decor on a budget
You loved those 3 Winter Ideas? The best is yet to come.
Bear in mind that your home is where you feel safe… not only you but your family, friends, and all your guests.
It should reflect your need for cosiness and hominess without the urge to follow the trends from magazines.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on those 3 ideas. Use the comment section below or
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