How I’m Learning about Hygge

Oh Hygge, how I love thee.  If my husband came to me tomorrow and said we had to move to Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, I’d be packed before he could finish the sentence.  Since that will, unfortunately, not be happening anytime soon, I can pretend I live there.  Nothing wierd with that right?  Right?

I’m more of a homebody.  I never understood how people could go out at 10pm and party the night away.  Don’t get me wrong, I have done it once or twice in my life, but at this point, I want nothing to do with it.

Going out to dinner with friends at a cozy restaurant is Hygge for me.  Having a nice glass of wine with an amazing dinner is all that I need.  Signs that I’m getting old maybe, but I prefer cozy over craziness.

At home, I love a roaring fire and yes, that glass of wine, snuggled under a warm throw or blanket.  In the summer, it’s working all day in the garden, playing outdoors with the kids, and then ending the day with an amazing dinner and, yup you guessed it, a glass of wine.  White at this time of the year, but definately a nice, big glass!

I know that some people don’t correlate minimization with Hygge, but I absolutely do.  As I have been going through my minimalistic/intentional living journey, it makes me very happy and relaxed knowing how much unused stuff is going out the door.  Knowing that everything that is in our home has it’s own space and is used is so refreshing.  No more organizing and reorganizing the same things over and over again.  It’s a very peaceful feeling.

I am absolutely loving the research into Hygge.  I’m still working my way through some of the books and sites, but I want to share with you what I have in my arsenol to become more Hygge.


Hygge Nook: “A place on the web to sit and Hygge together, a warm and secure spot where everything is like a warm hug for your heart…coziness for the soul…”. Seriously?  I’m not sure about you, but I want that everyday!

Cultivating Hygge: “Simply, Hygge is about living in the moment.  It’s about spending quality, peaceful time in a calm environment with no agenda.”


Gettin’ Hygge With It

How to Have a Happier Home: Hygge-Style (look for a guest post by Melissa from The Inspired Room this spring!!)

Four Super Easy Ways Hygge Can Make You Happier Now



The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness: How to Be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life


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