Hurray for Hygge! This short book tells us how the Danish concept of hygge is about more than candles, blankets, warm lighting, and wood fires. It’s taking mindful pleasure in a cozy, congenial moment, whether in solitude or with family or friends, which is good advice for our frenzied lifestyles. Learn how to make your home more hygge and how to create a hygge moment. Candles are definitely recommended.
This book is precious. It describes hygge in a delightful and scientific (not pseudo intellectual) way and is full of great tips on how to appreciate every moment and make your every day life happier through emotions, feelings, texture and taste. I, for example, loved an advice to buy something you NEED and connect that purchase to a rewarding and warm feeling or experience. By doing that and surrounding yourself with things that you feel connected to (a (small) gift from your loved one or a friend; something you've been saving for for a while etc.), you'd feel positive energy flowing as soon as you wear or see those items. I concur about a tiny font size in this book - it was tricky to read - but do give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
A charming short read about hygge - and its relation to the Dane's consistently high rating of happiness in comparison to the rest of the world. The book is produced by the Happiness Institute - so there is decent social science as back up. I'm especially drawn to things that are hyggeligt - and always have been - and now I have a much better understanding as to why. Hygge might be a Danish word, but it touches on deep human needs and concepts in most cultures.
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