7 Easy Ways to Practice Hygge

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Hygge House defines hygge as follows, “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 out, ordinary or extraordinary, as cozy, charming or special.”

I live for being comfortable. As a child, I loved cozying up with a good book, wearing comfy clothes, and having a cup of hot chocolate.

As an adult, you can find me doing pretty much the same thing; only the hot chocolate has been replaced with coffee topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

If you like the idea of practicing hygge, here are seven easy ways you can practice hygge.

Light Candles

I love the vibe that candles add to a room. I probably own over 50 candles. That’s how much I love them! Turning off the lights and burning candles is an excellent way to set a peaceful mood in your home.

Have a Tasty Snack

Don’t deny yourself of your favorite treat. Hygge is all about enjoying the moment. Enjoy your favorite pastry or other snack.

Here are a few recipes for some of my favorite desserts:

Turn Off Your Phone

In today’s society, we are constantly on our phones. Set your phone to the side and take some time to appreciate the here and now.

Put on Comfy Pajamas

Put on your favorite pair of comfy clothing, sit back and just relax. For bonus points, put on a pair of chunky wool socks while you’re at it.

Read a Book

Reading is one of my favorite ways to practice hygge. Reading is an excellent way to take your mind off the day’s stresses.

A few books I recommend are:

Enjoy a Hot Drink

While you have on your comfy pajamas and wool socks, with your candles lit, you may as well make yourself a hot beverage. My hot drink of choice is coffee. Some other tasty hot beverages are hot cocoa, apple cider, and tea.

Here are a few hot beverage recipes you may like:

Go for a Walk in Nature

This is another one of my favorites. Going for a walk outside is a great way to instantly improve your mood, and make you appreciate how beautiful this world is. Living in the Pacific Northwest makes it really easy for me to get out and experience nature.

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