There is a lot of focus these days about your mental wellbeing, your mindset and self care. In fairness this can only be a good thing, as more people are openly talking about how they feel and taking better care of themselves. With a lot of talk surrounding things such as how you feel positivity and happiness, it can mean that now we are always looking at ways to improve our lifestyle and general wellbeing. Which is why so many people have jumped on the craze of Hygge. Traditionally, this is concept and way of life that has come over from Denmark. The Danish are apparently amongst the happiness people in the world and they say it is because o Chris way of living that helps them strive towards it. So with that in mind, if you would like to add a bit of Hygge into your life and home, then here are some of the ways to do it.
Wood burning stoves or open fires
One of the ways of embracing this way of life is going with things that involve warmth and comfort and there is no better feeling than sitting in front an open fire or wood burning stove. You may not have one in your home right now, but if you can, it could be worth the investment. You can then consider different options like heatlogs to help heat up your home. Sometimes these different materials that can be used as firewood can help be better for the environment in terms of air quality. So it I’d definitely worth investing in the research behind it. This could really enhance your home in other ways as well.
Candles. Lots of candles
It is all about ambiance and how you create and avoiding lots of lighting, airing for a low light or softer glow and there is no other way of getting it right than using candles. It could be that you embrace scented candles, where scents like autumn spice or something comforting for you can help you to relax and unwind in your home. The low lighting helps you to relax and feel more at ease, which is all part and parcel of the Hygge way of living.
Comfort food in the kitchen
It isn’t just about how you decorate your home, there are other factors to consider such as the food you eat. Comfort food is the ultimate way to feel indulgent and relaxed, but it isn’t always about eating unhealthy. Use the slow cooker and create warming stews and casseroles that you can come home to. Filling your home with the smell of good food. Soups, winter warmers, pasta dishes, these are all good for and can also be seen as comfort food. Embrace the food that can be shared, and that gives you a big hug inside.
Mentally feeling happy
Let’s not forget the whole point of this is to feel happy inside. So you may want to take some time out to figure out what it is that makes you happy. This could be embracing the feelings of being with your loved ones, spending time with family, or having a warm home to come back to at night. It could be watching TV, having an early night or indulging in a hot bath. These are the things that are going to put a smile on your face, and can be embraced with Hygge at the heart of what you want. So really work out what it is that will make you feel good on the inside and out.
Having everything you love in your home
Think about the things that you have in your home. Ultimately this is the pace that you want to feel at your happiest, so it could be that displaying lots of pictures of friends and family is what is going to give you those feelings. Maybe it is all about having trinkets and ornaments on display that spark joy and memories for you. There is a fine line between a hint a tidy home or one that is cluttered, so don’t over do it.
Comfort is key with furnishings
Finally, with comfort at the heart of what it is you want to do, take the time to ensure that you make this your priority. Blankets, cushions, soft furnishings, comfy pyjamas and loungewear. Feeling comfortable is what is going to help you relax and feel the emotions you are wanting to achieve.
Let’s hope these tips help you to add a little Hygge into your life.