The definition of Hygge
Hygge is an intentional and relaxed way of living. Hygge lifestyle engenders enjoyment and appreciation, of the little things in life which have meaning.
It appears that here is no literal translation for hygge. Hygge which is pronounced "hoo-ga" suggests feelings of cosiness and contentment.
Those feelings also include happiness and wellbeing in all daily life. Hygge is not difficult to achieve. It's about finding deeper meaning and connection within an ordinary life.
It's about creating an atmosphere where happiness is home made. Where mindfulness and a love of the little luxuries make each day more appreciated and felt.
It's little unflashy details like the unscented candle lit on the mantlepiece, or fresh flowers on the table. Everything has a purpose in the home or is something that has special meaning to you. Nothing is artificial or superficial.
It's about keeping things simple and basic and fuss free. Making easy and nourishing meals to enjoy that don't take hours of preparation. There is something very special and homely about the smell of baking, and cakes and pastries are such a treat..
Think of the special times when you and your nearest and dearest sat around eating and drinking and laughing for hours and hours just enjoying each other's company. It's about precious moments with those you love.
It's using your favourite cups. It's about sipping your favourite warm drink from a big mug (think lovely hot chocolate) while admiring and appreciating the view of the sunrise early in the morning.
It's also about quiet time with yourself, where you turn off all the social media and lose yourself for a while within the pages of the book you have been waiting to read.
It's about getting outside into the fresh air, going for a walk, just throwing on your favourite sweater, jeans and boots and don't forget your scarf.
This 'hygge happiness' can be the balm for your soul while living a calm and satisfying life. Try it and be inspired.