Learn how to hygge – Danish art of coziness
With the Arctic blasts outside, this is the perfect time to practice hygge. What’s that you ask? It’s a Danish concept that’s all about embracing winter by doing fun activities, creating warmth and coziness inside with friends and family. Making the best of a cold situation until the spring thaw.
3 Books to teach hygge
The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits. The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people.
How to Hygge by Signe Johansen. Hygge values the idea of cherishing yourself: candlelight, bakeries, and dinner with friends; a celebration of experiences over possessions, as well as being kind to yourself and treasuring a sense of community. This book is a combination of recipes, helpful tips for cozy living at home, and cabin porn: essential elements of living the Danish way-which, incidentally, encourages a daily dose of “healthy hedonism.
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. A guide to the Danish philosophy of well-being shares advice and ideas for taking healthy breaks, living in the moment, creating positive atmospheres, building relationships and finding the richness of life in everyday small comforts.