A word about Hygge
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
In the winter, the Scandinavians have learned how to be in a state of happiness.
The word is “ Hygge”
“Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with the beauty of a sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.” – Thomas Kincaid
How do you pronounce Hygge?
Hygge is not pronounced the way you think it is. “Hoo-gah” is the correct way to say it.
Where did Hygge originate?
The word hygge originally came from Norway. It’s translation loosely meant well-being. The Danish adopted the word as their own and they embody the hygge lifestyle. Danes are among the happiest people in the world and they attribute their happiness in part to hygge.
What is Hygge?
Hygge cannot be summarized in just a word or even a sentence. Hygge is an outlook on life that focuses on simple pleasures and allowing yourself the time to reap the benefits of more of them in your life.
It’s when you give your body, mind and spirit a rest and enjoy the good things in life, like a sunrise or sunset, reading a book in front of crackling fire, taking the time to savor a delicious mug of gourmet tea, and spending time with friends and family in a comfortable setting.
In my summary, Hygge is “ a practise” in where your focus is to “ slow down” take a deep breath take some time to relax using some things of comfort that you define, a pretty mug, plate, nourishing snack, a warm sweater or blanket, a cozy space to sit and relax, using an art set.