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What is Hygge? Cultivating Hygge in 2023

by Laura Donnelly on March 29, 2023

Hygge, the Danish lifestyle concept of cosiness and comfort, has been gaining popularity around the world in recent years. And in 2023, it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, as we continue to grapple with the ongoing cost of living crisis and the stresses of modern life, the idea of creating a cosy, warm, and inviting home environment has become more important than ever.

hygge picnic

So what exactly is hygge? At its core, it's about creating a sense of well-being and contentment through simple pleasures. This can include things like lighting candles, curling up with a good book, drinking a hot cup of tea, or spending time with loved ones. The key is to cultivate a feeling of warmth and comfort in your surroundings, no matter how small or simple the gesture.

What is hygge

One of the reasons hygge has become so popular is its simplicity. It can be adapted to any budget or living situation, whether you live in a cosy apartment or a spacious house. In a world that can often feel chaotic and overwhelming, the idea of slowing down and enjoying the small things in life is incredibly appealing. By creating a cosy and comfortable environment, we can escape the stresses of daily life and find peace and contentment in the present moment.

hygge garden

Another reason for hygge's popularity is its emphasis on community and connection. In a world that is becoming increasingly isolated and disconnected, the idea of gathering with loved ones and spending quality time together is more important than ever. Whether it's hosting a dinner party, snuggling up on the couch with family, or simply chatting with friends over a cup of tea, hygge encourages us to prioritise our relationships and cultivate meaningful connections with those around us.

Hygge with friends

Hygge encourages us to slow down and savour the moment. In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it is easy to get caught up in the constant stream of notifications, emails and social media updates. But hygge reminds us to take a step back, breathe deeply, and appreciate the small joys in life.

Of course, there are many ways to incorporate hygge into our lives. Here's a few of our favourite ways to enjoy hygge this spring:

  1. Bring in some fresh flowers or plants to your home and create a cosy atmosphere.

  2. Plan a picnic with friends or family. 

  3. Take a leisurely walk in a park or nature reserve, and enjoy the new growth and fresh scents of spring.

  4. Host a brunch or dinner party with seasonal produce, and decorate your table with candles, flowers, and soft lighting.

  5. Have a movie night or game night with loved ones, and cosy up with blankets and snacks.

  6. Start a spring cleaning project, and make your home feel fresh and renewed.

  7. Take time to focus on self-care and mindfulness whether this be through yoga or a relaxation routine. 

  8. Read a good book or start a new hobby, and make time for yourself to relax and unwind.

  9. Try a new recipe or baking project, and enjoy the aromas and warmth of the kitchen.

  10. Spend time with loved ones, whether it's going for a bike ride, having a barbecue, or simply sitting outside and enjoying each other's company.

hygge baking

Regardless of how we choose to practice hygge, the key is to focus on creating an atmosphere of warmth, comfort, and relaxation. By embracing this simple yet powerful concept, we can find happiness and contentment in the present moment, and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for ourselves and those around us.



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