It's from the Danish that we have been able to learn about hygge (pronounced hue-geh). For them, it is a way of life, and it may have begun as a reaction to bitter cold, dark winters...
The practice of hygge is thought to have come about to bring more warmth, light, and happiness during the cold, dark winters so that being stuck inside became more bearable. It helped to alleviate any feelings of sadness or depression by replacing them with coziness, warmth, and the appreciation of a simple life... Over time, the practice of hygge expanded to all seasons & at any time of the day or night. - Melissa Alvarez, The Simplicity of Cozy
Hygge Posts and Pages...
Make time for hygge
Hygge at home: the transformation
Hygge homeschooling (pdf of my book)
How to use hygge to make family chores more fun
5 ways to hygge spring & make it more cozy
4 ways to hygge Lent
How to hygge your quiet time
How to hygge Sabbath Sundays
"Hygge is a mindset—a series of lifestyle choices, practicing deliberate moments of cozy comfort to improve your overall contentment and well-being. There’s no one right way to hygge, but you’ll know you’re doing it right when you feel relaxed, unhurried, cozy, and cared for. It’s easy to see why hygge is an appealing lifestyle adjustment. But what exactly gives it its signature coziness? Simply put, hygge caters to all of your major senses, creating an all-over heartwarming experience."
- How to Find Daily Moments of Sanctuary
Journal Prompts & Reflection Questions
Keep These in Mind as Your Read the Articles
(1) What would cozy comfort look & feel like in my own life? In my home?
(2) How can I create moments every day where I feel relaxed and unhurried?
(3) What makes me feel cared for, and how can I create that for myself?
(4) How can I create a lifestyle of contentment?
(5) What can I do today that feels like hygge?