We are “embracing” the cold in Regina Saskatchewan! I do a lot of things in my office and in our home to make it cozy during these winter days. I just learned about hygge!
Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or at work, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.
While there’s no one English word or simple definition to describe hygge, several can be used interchangeably to describe the idea of hygge such as coziness, charm, happiness and comfort.
Danes created hygge because they were trying to survive boredom, cold, dark and sameness and the undefinable feeling of hygge was a way for them to find moments to celebrate or acknowledge and to break up the day, months or years. With so many cold days, home cooked evening meal with friends can make a huge difference to one’s spirit!
What can we do this weekend to incorporate more hygge into our lives?