I was inspired by the Danish term for simplistic, cozy living after a friend sent me an article on it a few years ago. Hyggehouse.com describes it like this.
“Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.”
Hygge is practiced in the homes and hearts of the Danish, and in the home and heart of a lot of inspired families around the world, including ours, due to it’s exposure through countless articles and books on the subject circulating throughout the internet.
Hygge is that feeling you get on a rainy Sunday. The feeling that makes you just want to curl up in bed and read a good book with some favorite snacks in arms reach. I LOVE cozy living and practice it daily.
Here are 11 ways I practice Hygge at home whether I am literally at home or in a retreat center somewhere in the world.
- Warm cocoa or tea.
- Cozy blankets.
- Good smells.
- Board games.
- Decorating with plants and good lighting.
- Unplugging from the internet and other electronics.
How you practice Hygge?
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