The buzzword that is being thrown around rather a lot in the blogosphere at the moment.
There is no real translation of the word ‘hygge’, it simply translates to a feeling. It’s all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures and embracing a feeling of wellbeing.
As I’ve just learnt about this term and am now a little obsessed, i wanted to share with you how to get more of this lovely concept into your life.
Got your blankets, tea and cosy bed socks at the ready? Good, lets go!
- HYGGE IS SIMPLE
You are all snuggled on the settee, PJ’s on, catching up with your other half/best friends/family whilst holding onto a hot mug of tea and nibbling cookies still warm from the oven. Technically, this is ‘hygge’ time. Now replace the television with soft, mellow acoustic style music and light some sweet smelling candles and you’re set.
2. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES
Catching up with your closest gal pals, tea and cake with your Mumma or dinner at home with your other half. Hygge is all about indulging in time to just ‘be’ with your nearest and dearest. Not so much big groups of people, just the ones you can be your weird self around.
3. COMFORT IS KEY
Everything you can think of that creates the ultimate comfort. I’m talking about soft, oversized jumpers and fluffy bed socks; Throw in some cushions, throws and (if you have one) an open fire place. Sounds good, right?
4. CANDLES, CANDLES AND MORE CANDLES
One of the essentials. (and, one of my favourite things ever) They don’t need to be anything too fancy, just a bunch of tea lights on a plate would do. Obviously if you have a dreamy Yankee collection then go for it and indulge, but it is mostly about the lovely homely feeling a flickering candle creates.
That might be reading a few chapters of your book, baking a cake or playing an instrument. Set the scene, pour a hot drink and get stuck in. The concept of hygge stems from simplicity, putting technology to one side and live simply again.
You’d think that HYGGE is an autumnal/Winter thing, but actually, this concept can be and should be applied 365 days a year!
What are your thoughts about the HYGGE hype?