02 October 2017

Hoopla Over Hygge

Hi Everyone! Have you heard of the word "hygge"? I first learned it early this year and read more about it from this book:

It's written by Meik Wiking who works at the Happiness Research Institute 
(I didn't know such organization existed and he must have a really satisfying job!).

"Hygge" is pronounced "Hoo-ga". It finds its origins in a Norwegian word that means "well-being". The other ways to desribe it:
  • the art of creating intimacy
  • coziness of the soul
  • the absence of annoyance
  • taking pleasure from the presence of everyday things
  • cozy togetherness
It's about being with the people that we love. It's a feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe and sheltered from the world. It allows ourselves to let our guard down.

And here is how to achieve it:


With these descriptions alone, I'm all in. 

Tommorow I'll show you how I've incorporated hygge into my life. See ya then!

4 comments:

  1. I'm all for it... all but the "turn down the lights" bit. I crave brightness and sunshine. Candlelight "atmosphere" just makes me sleepy! Personally speaking, gratitude is number one.

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  2. "Hoo Ga"? Oh no, I've been pronouncing it wrong!

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    1. Hi Priscilla! I know! Danish words are tricky :)

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