Hey, guys! How has your first week of 2017 been? One of my goals for this year is to be more happy and to live in the now. To enjoy things and moments for what they are and to just take certain aspects of my life with a pinch of salt. Last year wasn’t my favourite year for many reasons that I am trying to sort out and forget about.
For Christmas, one of my presents was a book that many of you have probably heard of or even received yourself: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. It’s like my bible for whenever I need a bit of cheering up or inspiration. I didn’t think it would mean as much to me as it actually does. There hasn’t been a day which has gone by without me reading a segment of the book. I can’t recommend the book enough!
Honestly, I feel as though I have still got a lot to learn but the book has given inspiration for me to start a new blog series. Every Saturday morning, you can expect a little segment of The Hygge Dairies, where I share a little bit of hygginess with you – that’s probably not even a word by the way! We can all learn together and enjoy little home comforts in a way that we have never done before. This first post is going to be a bit like an introduction.
So what have I learnt so far?
Hygge is about taking pleasure from the atmosphere or an experience, rather than the things surrounded by it. It’s about the happiness of simplicity. It’s about taking the time out to unwind and enjoy life for what it is. Hygge is comfort, warmth, light, feeling safe/relaxed, taste, comforting sounds, casual atmospheres. It’s about friends and family. Do you know that feeling you get from the warm glow of candlelight? That is hygge. I’ve learnt you can celebrate hygge no matter what time of year it is, although Christmas is high season. You can hygge alone or with other people. It’s about reading your favourite book, indulging in the best quality chocolate or wearing your old knitted jumper that gives you all the memories. It’s about slipping on your favourite cosy socks when you get in from a stressful day at work or adding Baileys into your hot chocolate on a Sunday night.
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