WHAT ON EARTH IS HYGGE!?

Pronounced “Hoogah” hygge is the Danish concept of comfort and a comfortable lifestyle.

After having to endure a long and miserable winter’s day commute, coming home to a hot shower, a warm blanket, a cozy cup of cocoa, and a soothing fire with soft lights are hygge.

Canadians can certainly appreciate the art of hygge.

Hygge is enjoying beautiful moments of coziness and companionship, alone, with family, good friends or anyone we’re most relaxed with.

Enjoy champagne for one

Pets bring a nice sense of companionship to a hygge home life.

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HYGGE AT HOME

Always have something to look forward to …

IN THE LIVINGROOM – bring nature and natural elements into your home.  Pine boughs cut logs fresh flowers

22279515_355134791567051_5324429877317198470_nKITCHEN – fresh ingredient homemade soup or stew.  Roasted roots on rice.

BATHROOM – have a collection of your favorite luxury bath things.

BEDROOM – keep it quiet and just for sleeping and maybe reading.

READING SPACE – warm blankets and soft sheepskin with tea and favorite books.

CREATIVE SPACE – grow plants to keep things fresh and green and free of brain fog

THREE PLANTS TO CAST AWAY BRAIN FOG

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BASIL has an uplifting fragrance that can stimulate the brain’s beta waves and increase alertness.

JUNIPER with its peppery smoky scent is a natural wake up that can do battle against mental fatigue.

ROSEMARY’S sharp woody aroma relieves fatigue, anxiety,  tension, and confusion.

CREATE A HYYGE WRITING SPACE

Make the space warm and inviting.  You’ll want to stay and write longer.

journal provocation (1)Organize the materials.  It keeps your mind focused and clear.

Bring in all the comfort triggers: Music.  Candlelight.  Notepads.  Special pencils.

Use soft lighting.  Candles, tea lights or fairy lights are perfect.  They all create a nice warm glow.

Surround everything with a variety of decadent textures – faux fur, plush blankets, and fluffy pillows.

 

Indulge your favorites: specialty coffee, dark port, warm chocolate chip cookies, fresh loose tea, warm cocoa, thick bubble bath, smooth oils and fragrant bath scrubs.

the best sleep oils (3)Inhale beautiful scents while your work.  Try a diffuser with an array of essential oils: thieves, lavender, pine, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange or cloves.

Wear comfy clothes – roomy sweats, plush oversized sweaters, easygoing reading socks.  You aren’t going anywhere so treat yourself special.

 

Go slow and enjoy your space.  Make it comfortable.  Make it beautiful. 

Make it yours.

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