25 Aug Episode 68 How to get Hygge Lifestyle with a Budget
Been cozy that is exactly what Hygge means. But being cozy does not necessary mean that you need a bubble bath and champagne. No. Hygge is more about state of mind and being comfortable with your surrounding and life as it is. It is about feeling content. Happy on what you have, where you are.
When I asked about what makes you cozy from my Instagram followers @thenordicmum majority of you said you need certain things to feel cozy. I decided to go through what you my listeners have said about what is cozy and how you can have Hygge and do this without breaking the bank.
As said Hygge is state of mind, feeling cozy, comfortable with life and where and how you are at the present time. Hygge is not about buying lots of expensive things to make you feel better. Quite the opposite.
Hygge as the Danes explain it is an art of cozyness. It is about finding happiness in small everyday things.
How can you be cozy, have Hygge in your everyday life?
Try having your favourite music on the background when you work, bake or just spend time soaking up the atmosphere.
Have a book to read, spent the time in your favourite spot to read and reflect.
Tea or coffee?
Have a cup of coffee or tea, your favourite hot drink and get cozy under the blanket while listening music of reading a book.
You get what the meaning of Hygge is. There is no need to buy anything to be comfortable and Hygge in your life. It is about enjoying life and embracing life and wellbeing. If you want to you can add some of the following to your Hygge mix.
Those who use essential oils, swear by them. They definitely support wellbeing and being comfortable with yourself and your body.
Dinner with Friends
Hygge is not just being alone but spending time with your love ones and sharing the moment of joy and being comfortable with each other. Social cozyness that you share a laugh and a bite to eat.
Sounds weird yes, but having comfortable clothing makes you comfortable with your surroundings.
So you are doing Hygge without thinking you actually are? Yes. We are have Hygge in your lives we just did not have a word for it. You don’t need to buy anything to have Hygge in your life. Because all of these that I mention I bet you have already in your home.
Hygge is all about being in the moment, feeling completely relaxed and centred, letting go of the hectic world around you, either alone or with loved ones. Hygge time in Scandinavia is enjoyed after a busy day of activities. No phones and computers allowed in those magical moments.
— Ole Henriksen, quoted in Vogue (Australia), 12 Aug. 2018
If you wondered what is the point of having Hygge or a name for your cozyness. Well we Nordics we love to give a name for things, snow has about 20 words to describe it in Finnish. It gives feel of belonging and it is great way to name the feeling you have.
If you are wanting to have further read about Hygge, I recommend The Little Book of Hygge, The Danish Way to Live Well
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