a complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming;
taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things.
Have some hygge?
My cousin sent me this pack of napkins, along with note explaining the idea behind hygge. She lives in Denmark and explained the ideal to me like this:
“HYGGE” is huge in Denmark. It generally involves good friends or family, often wine, and always (almost) candles! It’s hard to put into words what “hygge” is but it’s one of the best collective feelings of Denmark.
That plus the definition above and I’m sold. To hygge is to not rush, yell, strive, strain, but instead lean back, slow down, enjoy, and savor. We all need some hygge in our lives, don’t you think? And I just love that this is nationally cherished ideal. And the best part about it? It’s pronounced “hooga.”
I’m gonna try extra hard to hygge this week.
What about you?
Let me know in the comments what small things do you take pleasure from and if you think we all could benefit from more hygge in our lives.