While hygge is a true way of life for Danes, and has been part of their culture since the 1800s, in most of the rest of the world it’s been catching on the past couple years as a lifestyle trend – and with good reason! Living the hygge mindset can increase your happiness and reduce stress. It’s about shifting your way of thinking to find the opportunity for joy in each moment and being grateful for what you have. Here are several ways you can embrace hygge:
Be Kind to Yourself
Rather than focus on all the things you feel you should be doing, take a step back and treat yourself to small indulgences. This includes warm beverages (like your favorite Cameron’s blend), comfort food, and sweet treats – with no guilt.
Put your phone down, and be present. Enjoy the moment you’re in, whether you’re lost in a good book by yourself, or spending quality time with family and friends. Really take the time to soak in the experience, using all five senses.
Enjoy the Little Things
Hygge is about experiencing comfort wherever you are, being totally relaxed with the place you’re in and the people you’re with. It’s about being optimistic – rather than complaining about the snowstorm, go out and for a walk and enjoy the beauty of the fresh blanket of winter white!
Up the Cozy Factor
Use our long Minnesota winter as an excuse to turn off the overhead lights and lamps, and instead fill your space with candles and cozy throw blankets. Find some oversize sweaters and thick socks, and settle in by the fireplace. Even better with a mug of Cameron’s!