The Danish concept of Hygge (Pronounced hue-gah) has taken the world by storm and there is a pretty good reason for that…Winter Sucks!! Once Christmas is but a distant memory January and February seem impossible to survive but adopting a little Hygge (closest translation being Cosiness) into your life makes these dark and cold days just a little brighter and bearable.
Adding candles to any room makes it just a little cosier, they emit a warming light (in both hue and temperature) that banishes winter blues, just grab a good book and a cup of coffee/tea and your one your way to having a blissful winters day.
Something warming and yummy is important to keep your spirits up in cold weather so the best way to start your day is Porridge which is healthy and scrumptious. Check out our recipe for Black Forest Porridge
Perhaps the best thing about winter is the super cosy fashion that available to us and part of the Hygge aesthetic is chunky knitwear so think super comfy turtleneck jumpers and a pair of unbelievably warm woollen socks.
Making the most of any situation and being thankful for all that you have in life is a great way to get through the winter as it’s know that practising a little gratitude makes you an overall happier person.
Get drinking Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate in these groovy mugs. And as it has been proven that caffeine is a mild anti-depressant grabbing a cup of coffee while at home, at work or while your out and about will give you a little pick me up.
Family & Friends
While it may be tempting to hibernate during the winter months it’s best to stay busy and the easiest and most rewarding way to stay busy is to spend time with family and friends. Personal relationships are the most important things that we have in our lifetimes and taking the people around us for granted is more often than not a regrettable mistake. So instead of catching up on the latest episode of your favourite TV show alone invite your friends over get some snacks and make an evening of it or have a family evening of playing board games or storytelling (It’s so interesting to find out what your parents got up to before you came into their lives).
Which parts of Hygge are you planning to adopt into your life to make this winter a little less gloomy? Let us know in the comments section down below.