Creating Cozy in Chaos
Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word that describes a feeling of coziness and well-being which you enjoy through a simplified lifestyle. Denmark consistently ranks as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world and most credit it to living the hygge lifestyle. Right now, when there is so much chaos going on outside our homes, let’s enjoy the slower pace and find a way to create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere for ourselves and our families. Here are 5 ways you can start to incorporate the hygge lifestyle today!
Decorate with Candles
Whether you’re using real candles or flameless, there’s nothing quite as cozy as a room with candles. As an added benefit, you can also choose a candle with a soothing smell to create an even more cozy atmosphere.
Add Blankets and Pillows
Although the temps may be rising, we can still enjoy having a few lightweight throws and comfortable pillows around the home. Add them in your living room, on an accent chair or to any place that they can be easily accessed. Who’s ready to curl up with a book and a cozy blanket?
Create a simple ritual or habit to enjoy each day
Grab your favorite mug and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the middle of the day. Take a few minutes to go for a walk to clear your head. Take a longer shower or even a bath and make sure you use your favorite soap or something that makes you feel special.
Start a gratitude journal
We know you have probably heard this everywhere, but it really does help you slow down and focus on the good things in your life. Since Hygge is all about enjoying the simple things in life, take a few minutes to meditate on them and write them down. Allow yourself to become more aware of the good all around you.
Splurge on a treat
Bake some cookies or even a cake if you’re feeling really motivated. Anything that you consider a comfort food or treat will work. One thing we always like to have on hand is place & bake refrigerated cookie dough. It’s easy to pop a few in the oven when you’re ready. An added benefit is the amazing smell you will have in your home while they bake.
These are just a few ideas to get you started on your hygge journey. There are many great books available on Amazon if you’re looking to dive a little deeper which we highly recommend doing. We truly believe happiness, peace, and joy starts at home. Why not take advantage of this time to really embrace this concept and enjoy the happy effects that will come along!
Allison and Erin