It’s easy to assume that it’s all about woolly socks and cups of steaming coffee in front of the fire, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Hygge isn’t strictly for winter – it’s something that can be enjoyed all year round.
3 Ways to Hygge Summer
Because hygge is a practice focused on the pursuit of everyday happiness, as Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge says, it can happen year-round. And it can be personalized, because we all might define everyday happiness in different ways.
Here are three hygge ideas for enjoying summer...
(1) As my video suggests, the most important thing to do is to define what everyday happiness means to you, and then, identify what that looks like during the summer season.
Maybe hot cocoa by the fire becomes an icy cold glass of lemonade on the front porch.
So grab your journal & ask yourself what would an ideal summer would look, feel, sound, smell and taste like to you? Take a moment now & jot down some ideas.
Let me know what you came up with in a comment. I thought of sweet tea, afternoons spent reading while watching trees blow in the breeze, and movie nights on the weekend. Possibly, with pizza.
(2) Which brings us to comfort food - one of the hallmarks of a hygge good time is eating good food you really enjoy. Doesn't have to be bad for you, but it should be delicious.
How can you plan for deliciousness this summer?
(3) What makes the good food even better is sharing it with friends. The whole idea of taking the time to enjoy each other's company, and creating a memory you can enjoy again when you talk about it, is very hygge.
Who can you share summer with in the next few months?
Now, that summer's here, officially, get the natural summer care kit, which comes with a workbook and video. Find out more here.
See you next time!