Adopting the Hygge Lifestyle

Here’s a new concept that I have recently been introduced to. Do you wonder why Denmark is, year after year, rated as the happiest county on the planet? The answer may be that they embrace Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) lifestyle.

Hygge is not easily translated, but is a concept that embraces contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life.  It is both a noun and an adjective. Watch the video below to learn more!

What is Hygge?

Some things that help make Hygge might be candles, fireplaces, throw blankets, homemade sweets, comfort foods, and hot drinks. But it’s not just material things that make Hygge; the most important aspects are attitude and lifestyle. It’s the balance between enjoying a hot drink and book by the fire, and enjoying time with friends and loved ones, and might include spending time outdoors while going on a hike. It’s about embracing things that spark joy in your heart.

Hygge is not about following a trend, or buying the things that make it trendy, but it’s about remembering to appreciate the simple things that bring joy to your life. It’s all about cosiness, charm, happiness, contentness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simpleness.

This weekend remember to appreciate the simple things that bring joy to your life, and have a great hygge weekend!!

Gunalchéesh! Thanks for reading the FLC!

Thanks to Jeanette Farah-Bucher for introducing me to, and putting me on the path to greater hygge!!