Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hygge Your 2018



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Hygge is a Danish principle and way of living which is all about being cosy and homey. The idea behind it is to make the most of being at home in the house, spending time with the family, and simply being content.

It is a principle which is spreading like wildfire across the world and one which we should all try to incorporate into our every day lives for the better. Here is how you can add some hygge to your life this year.

1. Candles
Lighting is the first major part of living a hygge lifestyle. The people who practice the hygge lifestyle every day believe that the lighting you have in the home affects the way you think and feel. Natural light is preferred which is why candles are a large part of this cosy culture.

Candles can be used in any season, not just the colder months, and it is always good to have some plain white candles or tea lights in your home. In the winter, the Danes burn candles all day to invoke that feeling of coziness and warmth in their homes, and in the summer they light them as the sun sets and the homes are shrouded in darkness. The reason candles are such a big thing is that they provide natural, warm and soft light. So get yourself some candles this weekend and enjoy the feeling of living in natural light in the evenings.

2. Invite Friends and Family
Hygge is all about being homey, and being homey ultimately involves being surrounded by the people we love. Invite your family and friends over for a meal one night and spend the evening talking, eating great food and sitting by the fire. Leave your mobile devices in another room too so that you can all enjoy each others company uninterrupted!

3. Go for a Long Walk
As we said, a big part of living a hygge lifestyle is being present in the moment and enjoying life as it comes. This is why many love to enjoy going for long walks in the countryside or on the beach. It is a perfect time to think, talk and enjoy the company of your companion.

4. Have Some Quiet Time
A big thing in Hygge is cosiness, and being cosy in our own homes can mean a number of different things. It could be that you sit down with a good book and a blanket at the end of the night, or maybe you all watch a movie as a family. Enjoy your relaxing time at home and do something that makes you happy.

5. Make your Home Hygge
Make the time to detox your bedroom, clear out things you don’t need and spruce up the space you live in. Danes value their homes and the time they spend living in them, which is why it is important to make that bit of extra effort with your home. Make sure there are plenty of house plants, candles and simple furniture in your home to make it feel homey and uncluttered.

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