FIRST, DECIDE that you are going to live beautiful, be comfortable, and enjoy the small indulgences that bring calm and peace into your life.
HYGGE – the Danish art of living comfortably
It’s fine to live a quiet life that is full of rich experiences and down times where you can recharge yourself and reset your mind.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE BEAUTIFUL?
- SURROUND YOURSELF with beautiful things and rich experiences that love.
How do I live beautiful? I love to …
- INDULGE IN WATCHING TV and movies. I love movies and can binge watch the same ones over and over. Hello Netflix, comfy couch, soft home clothes and plush blankets.
- TAKE A WARM BUBBLE BATH and enjoy a home spa using the thickest towels, natural soap cakes, and home make facial masks made with fresh avocadoes and virgin coconut oil. Add candle light and meditative sounds to slow the mind and reduce brain clutter.
Living beautiful means something different to everyone. What do you consider beautiful? When do you see something and … pause?
- MAKE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD with decadent cheeses, artisan breads, thin cut meats, black pitted olives and warm olive oil, all paired with a smooth bottle of red wine. Take time to enjoy the preparation and eating. Taste everything. Savour the textures and feel.
LIVE BEAUTIFUL. EVERYDAY. IN EVERYWAY.
- DRINK HOT CHOCOLATE with rich fresh cream and read my favourite blogs – something about minimalist décor- from within my softest blanket, wearing fuzzy reading socks.
REST YOUR MIND … everyday
- RELAX ON A PATIO with a bbq dinner featuring grilled veggies, fish, chicken or steak. Think comfort fresh comfort foods: corn on the cob, heirloom garlic and potatoes, mixed green salad and chocolate fudge cake paired with wine or local craft beer.
- GO FOR A DRIVE with a hot coffee and listen to a podcast or an audiobook.
TAKE TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU LOVE, THE EXPERIENCES THAT ALLOW YOU TO EXHALE.
- GO FOR A LONG WALK and stop into the library or bookstore to browse. Unwind. Undo.
- COOK OR BAKE while watching Netflix on my tablet. Fill your home with the rich warm scents of fresh hearty food and light fluffy baking.
When comes that moment to pause for you? What does it mean to live beautiful for you?