There are so many pronunciations of the word 'hygge' but I think it would be pronounced 'hoo-ga', although maybe I'm wrong. Hygge is one of the many amazing things to come out of Scandinavia and it is all about creating a comfortable, cosy and happy environment at home, with friends or at work. I've read a couple of books about hygge and they all seem to be focused on a few key items and concepts such as lighting and candles, cosiness and comfort, friends and family, good food and trying to be content whether by yourself or with a small group of friends or family. Baking together, playing games and movie nights are all hygglig activities.
I'm an introvert *I'm 78% introvert according to the Myer Briggs test everyone seems to be doing recently* so I'm much more comfortable staying in at home or friends houses than going out so obviously I love anything to do with hygge. I'm at my most content when I'm reading with candles lit, baking, having a bubble bath with a good book or when I'm spending time with friends and close family so anything that encourages that I'm all for.
Incorporating a few lifestyle changes or some hygge essentials is so quick and easy and are perfect additions to your home this winter. Candles are the easiest way to make your home look and feel more cosy, homely and inviting; apparently the Danish mainly use unscented candles but I prefer scented candles - the 'all is bright' and 'festive cocktail' samplers from the Yankee Candle set smell amazing! Throws, blankets and cushions are another quick and easy way to make you feel cosier and they would be great for a family movie night or a night in with friends or neighbours. We all probably have some form of fairy lights or Christmas lights up at this time of the year - it's one of my favourite things about around the festive season as everywhere looks so pretty!
Hygge activities can be so relaxing such as taking some me time to read with candles burning, taking a long bubble bath with a book or cooking and baking with friends or family. I love movie nights, especially at this time of the year but all year round and I need to organise a festive one soon with friends. I also need to invite friends round for a baking day together as well, I think my friends toddler would love it too!
I adore the concept of hygge, especially during the colder months, as the feeling of cosiness, being content and spending time with friends is so rewarding and to be honest I think it really helps with my anxiety and stress levels too! Incorporating hygge ideas and products into your life is so easy and very festive so why not try it! This is not a sponsored post but it was created in collaboration with Bed Guru.
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What do you think about the idea of hygge? Do you love movie nights, if so what have you been watching recently? Have you been adding hygge ideas into your lifestyle?