As we live in increasingly busy, disconnected, and distracted lives, Hygge gives us the chance to reconnect, to slow down, to be mindful. Connecting to small, simple parts of your day, allows you to take a break from the fast-paced lifestyle, the deadlines that are closing in, and the pressure exerted from all around.
Hygge and living a life of mindfulness go hand in hand. Where mindfulness asks us to be aware and present in each moment, Hygge makes room for simple moments to require attention. Hygge is about the ritual: grinding fresh coffee beans, boiling water, adding each ingredient to the french press, carefully allowing the coffee to steep before filtering away the grounds, pouring the coffee into a beautiful china teacup, watching the steam dance as it rises off the surface, feeling the warmth of the teacup spread to your hands, raising the cup to your mouth and inhaling the beautiful scent before taking that first, awaited sip. These rituals create moments of peace, moments of joy, moments that are not rushed, but rather savored. Hygge can be practiced with anything in as little as 5 minutes or as wonderfully long as 60! Hygge is about the connection and the peace that we experience when we are fully present, rather than distracted.
Hygge is not rushing, it is not multitasking, it is not something to put on your to-do list only to have one more thing to cross off. Hygge is enjoyment, it is a pause in your day, it is making the simple extraordinary. And Hygge has such potential to make you happier and more centered in every part of your life.
How can you infuse Hygge into your day?