So what is hygge, exactly? It seems to be the latest buzzword in pretty much all areas of our lives, from cosy woollen socks and jumpers to soft blankets and evenings in in front of the fire. ‘Hygge’ is a Danish word that means that you should take genuine pleasure in everyday moments – it means familiarity, warmth, comfort, happiness and the general act of being and feeling content. Although it sounds great, it’s sometimes hard to know how to add hygge to your everyday life. Here are some tips to help…
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Make Your Home Warm And Cosy
Is there really anything better than a Sunday morning in bed, with the rain falling outside, with the Sunday papers, a plate of toast, and a warm cup of tea? Make your home luxurious – invest in good quality sheets with a high thread count and make sure that everything is well insulated so you don’t get any pesky draughts that will not only be incredibly uncomfortable but also raise your energy bills when you’re forced to turn the heating up. If you have hardwood or tiled floors, go for a rug or some carpet to keep your toes warm – you can always get carpet online to both brighten and warm up your home. If you want to make your living room even more cosy then why not get a throw to put on your couch? Whether it’s snuggly wool or soft fake fur, you’ll be delighted that you’ve got it when you hunker down for an evening at home to catch up on Netflix.
Make Comfortable Fashion Choices
We’ve all seen people on nights out over the winter with short skirts, high heels and no tights, complete with gooseflesh and slightly blue toes. But if you really want to live a happy and comfortable life then it’s time to go for comfort in your fashion choices as well as in your home. Go for shoes you can walk in comfortably so you don’t pass out from pain when you’re running to catch the last bus – stacked heels are more comfortable and stable than stilettos, but flat shoes are more comfortable than either of those. Go for boots like Dr Martens to add a bit of edgy flair to anything you’re wearing, and remember that cloakrooms in clubs are there for a reason – make sure you wear a warm coat when you go out so you don’t catch a cold!
Live Your Life Positively
It’s important to have a positive outlook as often as you can. Write down something every day that you feel grateful for, and an achievement that you’re proud of, whether that’s conquering a fear and making a scary phone call, or finally making a start on that novel you’ve always wanted to write. Celebrate your own achievements and make sure that when you’re happy, you really appreciate it. The novelist Kurt Vonnegut advised that when your life feels particularly peachy, you should always make a point of saying ‘If this isn’t nice, what is?’ – this is great advice that we should all carry with us as we move through our lives.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]