I am so happy to return to my blog after such a long hiatus and write down my thoughts here. Recently I added a charming little book to my bookshelf , “The Little Book of Hygge”, by Miek Wiking. It was like rediscovering myself after reading it. I know that it always existed around me but never knew an appropriate word to define it. Its about creating an ambience around you to make you feel happy.
…and so is today’s blog.
This blog is all about loving yourself, to find happiness in the little things in life , to slow down yourself from the busy schedules and enjoy the cozy moments that Life has to offer 😊Its a lifestyle that will let you see the things around you in a totally different way and will make you feel warmer like a hug in your precious little corner.
So grab a cup of coffee ☕, wrap yourself with a warm blanket, lit on the fairy lights and candles🕯 to set up the mood for a brand new Hygge Life ♡
The word Hygge, pronounced as Hoo-gah originates from a popular Danish culture which is typically linked with the quintessential winter maybe because Denmark experiences a longer night than the rest of the world. It is a lifestyle that was adopted to create a cozy , holistic environment that would bring togetherness and warmness among their family and friends.
But though its already the end of February and the ice are thawing rapidly , we can still experience Hygge in this fresh new beginning of March and Spring.
Here are some easy tips to make your own hyggeligt atmosphere and to enjoy the simple pleasures in life this spring~
1. Choose a minimalistic lifestyle
The Danes are indeed the happiest people on earth since they chose a less materialistic lifestyle. To experience hygge choose a minimalistic lifestyle and focus more on your relations with family and friends. The best things in life are free and happiness can be found even in the most inexpensive things in Life. Spend more time in doing things that will bring you close to your family and joy to your heart.
2. Have adventure outdoor
One of the best way to practice hygge this spring is to stay outdoor. Explore your place, Go for hiking or play with your siblings and pets in your yard. Spend time with those whose company you enjoy the most and are a great hygge partner.
If not hiking, you can opt for adventure in your orchards collecting berries or enjoying the first shower of Spring. There is no better hygge than being in the midst of Nature.
3. Bring the lights in
Hygge is incomplete without adding candles and lamps in the list of hyggelig things. The ambience created after liting a candle sends a positive impact to both emotional and psychological foundations. You can say it is a bit old-fashioned sort of tradition admiring the simple taste of life but its a beautiful one. You can also use fairy lights or lamps instead of candles , adding the same amount of magic into your cozy world.
Turn on some soothing hyggeligt music to match the perfect moment.
4. Have Fun with Summer Treats
Spring is the best time to enjoy making some delightful treats. Enjoy making jams, pickles, smoothies with the seasonal fruits and veggies. Brew tea with different spices and herbs , make colorful and fresh desserts, bake cakes or simply make some glasses of tangy lemonade and share them with your family and friends. Its like a little Spring Tea Party ♡
5. Freshen up your with spring flowers
Flowers adds a great touch for hygge in your home. Not only they makes your home looks pretty but also its brings a sense of positivity to your mind. You can grow Hydrangea, roses, daffodils etc in old teapots, vases, glasses to give a vintage touch.
6. Go to the beach
…As if we need more reasons to love visiting the beaches.
You can go down to the shores with your friends and have a good time at the bay fishing, or sun-bathing. You can even have a little breakfast at the beach watching the dancing sparkles of the blue sea and feeling the warmth of the sun.
7. have Summer Picnic and outdoor dinners
A delightful outdoor Summer Picnic and dinner with your loved ones is a must have activity for a hyggeligt spring. Call up your friends, neighbors, relatives and get together to make a wonderful dinner for everyone. Share each other’s awesome recipes and enjoy the food with a little thank you prayer.
8. visit local flea markets, flower shops, libraries, grocery stores
Visiting local flower shops, grocery stores and flea markets can be a great way of finding happiness. You get meet all sorts of people, find what’s happening in your place, go for shopping at stores for great summer sales and discover some hidden spots in your town where you would like to visit again.
9. Spend your time more with nature
The hallmark of an enchanted secret garden is a curious garden shed where art mixes with produce, being productively intertwined, it weaves together. Have a great time reading a book in the garden sheds and watching the flowers bloom in front of you in your enchanting little haven of flower.
Have fun watching the migratory birds visiting your handmade bird houses/bird feeders looking for grains.
Building a simple orchard mason bee house by drilling holes in it and giving it a shingle-roof overhang will not only give you a thrill to watch the bees hovering over it but it will also ensure pollination in your little zen garden which is very important. Secure the house to a sunny trellis pole, and the bees will come.
10. Just chill
And at the end of the day, all you need it a little peace of mind and a great movie to forget all the worries in life.
or simply find your little hobby to love it for lifetime .