I’ve been hearing the word “hygge” for the last several months, and was curious about what it meant. It turns out, it’s a Danish word, pronounced “hue-gah.” In simplest terms, it means recognizing a moment as special, cozy, charming, peaceful, etc. The Danish are known for their simplistic, happy way of life, and this was the mindset behind it.
Many people have adopted this kind of a lifestyle, and I wanted to learn more about it. After reading up on the different ways people incorporate hygge into their everyday lives, I loved the idea and decided to adopt it myself! In this week’s blog post, I wanted to talk a little bit about the hygge lifestyle, and how I use it, especially during this time of year.
1). Bring nature indoors
One of the most important things about hygge is bringing nature indoors. For me, this means using fall décor that includes leaves, pinecones, and pumpkins. Even if they’re fake, they really do add a sense of coziness to my home. Another thing I like to do if it’s early in the morning, or later in the evening is open up the windows and allow some fresh air to come in.
2). Unplug for a few hours each day
In today’s technology-driven world, it’s so important to take some time to put down your devices and unwind. This is especially important to do before bedtime.
3). Bake something from scratch
When was the last time you baked a delicious dessert completely from scratch? Those who live a hygge lifestyle do this regularly. They savor their time in the kitchen!
4). Make your home cozy!
This time of year is the perfect time to make your home cozy! This can include, but isn’t limited to candles, knit blankets, fairy lights, anything that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.
At the end of the day, the most important part of a hygge lifestyle is prioritizing the things that make you happy and bring you peace. I highly recommend introducing a little hygge in your everyday lives; you’ll be surprised how much a difference it makes!