Hygge: It's the Little Things

With the craziness of everyday life, sometimes you just need a little relaxation, and anything that makes you feel comfortable seems to be the best remedy. Luckily, the newest lifestyle trend encompasses all things comfort.

It’s called—wait for it—hygge (hue-gah). I know what you’re thinking. Wait a minute—that can’t be right! Trust me, I was just as shocked. The word is a cultural concept from Denmark that represents coziness. It has just recently become more popular in the United States.

According to USAToday, hygge is simply finding quality time to enjoy the little things. A lot of hygge can relate to what is in your surrounding environment (e.g. blankets, candles, etc.). However, I believe it can also be another form of self-care—minus the binge-watching and social media scrolling. This should be a time to get away from stress and really indulge in the simple things that make you happy.

Here are some easy ways to be more hygge!

CLOTHING

1. Sweatpants/leggings

Another excuse to lounge around in sweats all day? Yes, please!

 

2. Two words…

Fuzzy. Socks.

 

DECOR

1. String lights

Let’s face it. There’s nothing cute string lights can’t do for a room. Hang them in a cozy spot, dim the lights, and BOOM. Instant joy. If you want them to be even cuter, cut open some ping pong balls and put the bulbs inside!

2. Blankets

Pile on a bunch of soft blankets? You don’t have to tell me twice!

3. Plants

Little plants, especially succulents, have been all the rage recently. Can you blame people? They’re such a simple way to add a little joy to your life. I mean—just look at them!

 

FOOD/DRINKS

1. Coffee/tea

Fire up the coffee-maker, or make a trip to your favorite coffee shop to enjoy a nice, hot drink!

2. Comfort food

Grab your favorite snacks, or prepare your favorite meal!

ACTIVITIES

1. Relaxing music

Sometimes we need to take a breather and listen to some good music. 

2. Journal

Start a gratitude journal, or just journal your day. Maybe even get a little creative with it! Just allow yourself time to reflect.

3. Read

Whether it be motivational or fictional, grab a good book and start reading.

All in all, just remember that hygge is something that is personalized to your interests! Find what makes you happy! 

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