Mental Health

How You Can Live a Hygge Lifestyle

The Danish and Norwegian word “hygge” is a concept that is not always simple to explain. The primary reason for this is that hygge is more of an experience or mood than it is a physical thing.

It is like being wrapped in a warm blanket. a sense of comradery or of being at ease with one another. Being present in the moment and taking pleasure in it with loved ones and friends can bring to a sense of contentment and general well-being in a person.

It could be when you are having a meal with your family and sitting around the table together. There is no requirement that the cuisine is fancy or unique in any way. You might have used this recipe for chicken and dumplings.  But it feels special. because you are unable to concentrate on anything else at this moment. You are savoring the present moment. Even that is a form of hygge.

You may not need company to have a hygge moment on your own, either.

Cozy, unhurried times where you can simply enjoy your own company are also hygge.


One of the most effective methods to enjoy the feeling of hygge is to desist from rushing, to do things at a more leisurely pace, and to be grateful for the present moment.

There are plenty of ways you can bring more hygge into your life. Here are five:

1. Make the most of each season

There is something to savor about each and every season. Enjoy this time of year, even if it is winter! You should not yearn for a different moment in the future when you may be enjoying the here and now. Take full advantage of all the wonderful things that are occurring right now.

2. Spend some time outdoors

Numerous studies have shown that spending time outside will improve your health and well-being, and the benefits of spending time outside and exercising together are multiplied when you combine the two activities.

Your levels of energy will increase, your mental health will improve, your stress level will reduce, and your vitamin D intake will increase when you exercise outside in natural settings.

3. Bring nature indoors

Your physical and mental health will both improve if you bring plants into the house.

Bringing plants indoors will improve the quality of the air you breathe, as well as your mood, focus, and memory.

4. Appreciate the little things

The essence of hygge can be summed up in one word: simplicity. When decorating your home, strive for a look that is chic without being over the top. Put an emphasis on being useful, practical, clean, organized, airy, and fresh.

Your home should be a place that fills you with serenity and contentment.

If you let useless trinkets and random things pile up around you over time, you aren’t likely to feel calm or happy.

5. Use different types of light

To achieve an atmosphere of peace and relaxation, it is better to make use of a number of smaller light sources rather than one harsh overhead light. 

Candles emit a soothing, warm light while also imparting a sense of coziness to any room or area, regardless of whether they are indoors or outside.



Candid Mama

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