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Have you had the time to go outside for a while this week? Even just for a short walk?
Hygge is a really great way to practice gratitude, optimism, and simple, intentional living.
It’s an all year thing, but I become more aware of it’s significance as the days become shorter and the darkness surrounds us in our corner of the world this time of year.
So much hardship and difficulty surround us on many levels. Even when you try to keep your distance for a while, it only takes a click on the telly remote and you find yourself in the middle of conflicts and war.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe we should ignore the facts or not engage ourselves. On the contrary. But in order to participate in a way that makes sense in your life a balanced approach is beneficiial. It’s a privileged approach, I know. And this where gratitude plays a role.
Do you have a particular place that you love a little bit more than elsewhere? A happy place where you feel at home and where you enjoy life the most?
One of my ultimate cherished places is Copenhagen, where I lived for many years before moving to Sweden in 2006. I studied there, fell in love with my hubby there, we got our two oldest children there and we evolved in many aspects there. Best time, really.
Even though happiness is the ultimate life goal for many of us, we often lose track of it in the everyday hustle.
Easy to make on a Sunday morning and the smell of freshly baked bread boosts the hygge vibes at home!
Previously I asked a group of people what hygge ment to them. I have gathered some of the answers below for you to get inspired on your own personal hygge journey.
On a note, the funny thing is that amongst the different descriptions there are a lot of words and references that are similar, but at the same time the persception of hygge is still based on individual feelings and notions.
It has been on my mind for as long as I’ve had kids, but it wasn’t until a couple of years back that I decided to do something about all the things that piled up as soon as I had turned my back on it.
The stuff blocked my access to a happy, fulfilled life and I just felt that I spent all my free time cleaning, clearing and moaning about all the practical chores that had to be done as soon as I came home from work.