As well as enjoying the beautiful changes in nature, autumn is the perfect season to embrace the Danish art of hygge
What is hygge?
Hygge has been a way of life in Denmark since the 18th Century. Hygge, pronounced hoo-gah, very roughly translates to cosiness. It’s the content feeling you get in a relaxing atmosphere, either alone or with friends. Danish winters are long and dark, but the country consistently ranks as the happiest place in the world. So give hygge a go!
You can’t truly feel relaxed if you’re constantly checking social media. For hygge time, technology must be turned off. Focus on being in the moment and really start to relax. Snuggle up with a book instead, or even try knitting.
The Danish love tucking into cinnamon buns or having dinner with friends. Hygge is feeling happy, and eating plays a big part! At dinner, have sharing platters and make sure everyone pitches in with the cooking. Avoid controversial topics and never talk calories! Just enjoy.
When you feel warm, you naturally start to unwind. So wrap up under a soft blanket, slip into loungewear and pull on some soft socks. Give yourself a hygge feel by making yourself an indulgent hot chocolate. Lighting really effects our moods, so avoid harsh bulbs and glare of tech, and go for natural lighting such as tea lights in lanterns, or flickering candles.
Quality time Snuggle up