It’s been a long and exciting month. So many wonderful or not so wonderful, beautiful, fun, and fulling moments can be packed into a December each year. Did you listen to that one Uncle tell the same dinner time jokes, maybe help your Grandmother with the cookies she only makes once a year, or create a new tradition of sprinkling reindeer food in the snow for Santa’s helpers? One way or another, this magical month is winding down and there’s no better time than now to carve out a moment / place / setting for comfort, self-care, and general well-being. As we look forward to ringing in the new year, the timing seems perfect to reset and nestle in before the big glittery ball drops.
Aside from all the salted baths and sugary scrubs you should try, the Danish tradition of Hygge is a must to explore. Pronounced, “Hugh-ga,” Hygge can be defined multiple ways and is also a very personal experience, but can generally be summed up with four C’s: coziness, comfort, contentment, and connectedness.
This practice can tie a bow of peace and balance on the month of December with the simple sip of your favorite coffee shop brew, slipping on the plush robe your sister just gifted you, or finding that quiet moment to finally put pen to paper before the new year to set your intentions. Hygge is all about finding ways, simple ways, to soothe, center, and generally feel good. Try our favorite ways to incorporate Hygge into your week below:
Hygge is all about finding simple ways to mindfully indulge and take time for self-care. Whether it is connecting with yourself or others that bring positivity and warmth into your life, your Hygge experience can help you find serenity or even recharge for the year ahead. Also, your experimenting doesn’t have to end this week; try incorporating the practice throughout the winter and explore new ways to Hygge.
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