More Than Just Candles by Emma Janson
HYGGE: change your perspective
Can you remember moments from your life that were pure bliss? Moments that convinced you that this right here, this is why we’re on this earth?
Did you think of big moments like your engagement, or seeing a landscape in an exotic country? What if you could feel like this more often? What if your morning coffee became a ritual of peace?
Things that remind us about life’s joy don’t have to come in the big moments. Through practicing hygge, you can see the beauty in life every day. The best part is it’s not complicated at all – quite the opposite in fact!
Hygge is a focus on the beauty in simplicity. It’s setting aside the hectic business we so often experience in the modern world, and finding joy in small moments. It’s savoring a glass of your favorite wine with an old friend. It’s stepping into your garden in a still moment and listening to the snow melt into tiny streams, signaling the beginning of spring.
Hygge is stopping to take in the small, simple moments and appreciating them for the bursts of calm, peace and joy they bring to us every day. You don’t need to change your life to practice hygge, you just need to change your perspective.
What is Hygge?
Bridging the cultural gap
Hygge may call to you for lots of reasons
The Commercialization of hygge
Not just a lifestyle trend
HYGGE YOUR MIND
Consciously Slow down
Practice being positive
Practice being grateful
HYGGE YOUR SPACE
Update your lounge wear
MAKING NOT SO HYGGE MOMENTS HYGGE
Hygge by the Ocean:
HYGGE IN ALL SEASONS
The Christmas season
Spring: new beginnings, hope, wonder
Summer: warmth in the air, lush greenery, relaxed atmosphere
Fall: hot cider, pumpkins, plaid and your favorite socks
HYGGE YOUR LIFE (TIME)
Make time for hobbies
Remember to create
Hygge in the big moments
HYGGE FOR THE TRAVELER
SHARING HYGGE WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
Family & friends: build a sense of community
Choosing relationships carefully
Improve the quality of your interactions with family and friends
No controversy in hygge moments
HYGGE ON YOUR OWN
Coziness in different times of the day
Love the simple things
Manage your tech - embrace the benefits of unplugging
All the other tech
A smack upside the head for workaholics, perfectionists and self-proclaimed type A’s.
Taking care of yourself: exercising and eating well
Related concepts: lagom and minimalism
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