5 Steps Closer To Hygge
As we get closer to the Autumn season, we start to feel a slight chill in the air. Here’s how you get 5 Steps Closer To Hygge. Firstly, you might ask, what is Hygge?
Hygge is the Danish concept of cosiness and comfort, it revolves around the ambience and enjoying the company of our loved ones at home. It’s about cherishing life’s small pleasures, such as reading a book in a cosy lounge chair, relaxing in a softly lit room, or enjoying a steaming cup of coffee brewed from your favourite HAY plunger 😉
Step one: Create a Cosy Space
Start by creating a comfortable and inviting space at home. You can do this by adding soft blankets, fluffy pillows, warm lighting, and scented candles. Choose natural materials like wood, cotton, and wool to create a warm and rustic feel.
Step 2: Take it Slow
In our fast-paced world, it’s important to take time to slow down and savour the moment. Establishing boundaries between work and personal life is essential for your mental health, whether you work from home or in an office. Choose a specific time to disconnect from technology and enjoy your evening in your own way.
Step 3: Create Joy (For Yourself and Others)
Finding joy in the little things is a fundamental aspect of Hygge. Rather than getting bogged down by small issues, choose to embrace happy moments, such as a friendly interaction with a barista, the sight of blooming flowers, or a warm cup of tea on your sofa. By creating daily moments of joy for yourself and those around you, you can cultivate a more positive mindset and a happier life.
Step 4: Practice Gratitude
Express gratitude for the small things in life, such as a warm cup of tea or a beautiful sunset. Take time to appreciate the beauty around you, and try to find joy in the little things. Keeping a gratitude journal can help you cultivate a more positive mindset.
Step 5: Be Mindful
Practice mindfulness by focusing on the present moment and letting go of worries about the past or future. Take a few minutes each day to practice deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Try to be fully present and engaged in each moment, without judgment or distraction.